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Music Notes | Sixth Sunday of Easter

Some of the earliest (German) Protestant religious songs were Psalms paraphrased into rhyming syllabic meter, an example being ‘Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir’, a version of Psalm 130 translated in our Hymnal as ‘From deepest woe I cry … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

On the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany our series of healing accounts from the Gospel of Mark continues with the healing of Simon’s mother-in-law and many who were sick or possessed by demons. Our service thus includes two classic hymns … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Advent Lessons & Carols

The modern tradition of services of Lessons and Carols dates from 1880, when an English bishop drew up such a service for use on Christmas Eve in his temporary cathedral church. The structure is inspired by the Office of Matins, … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

For notes on ‘Be thou my vision’, this week’s installment in St David’s favorite hymns countdown, please see the entry for 26 July, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Use this link (timestamp 10:00) to see a recording of ‘Be thou … Continue reading

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