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Music Notes | Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

The Gradual Psalm appointed for this Sunday is 146, which the shapers of our lectionary chose to accompany two healing accounts in Sunday’s Gospel portion. The Prayer Book translation of the psalm, as usual, will be sung with an appropriate … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Our Communion anthem this week is one of very many settings of the Eucharistic text ‘Ave verum corpus’. The text (of which several slight variants exist) is first found in an Italian Franciscan manuscript of the 13th century and, unlike … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Second Sunday in Lent

‘If thou but trust in God to guide thee’ is a fine and much loved example of the hymnody that grew out of the devastation of the Thirty Years’ War in the early 17th century. Both words (seven stanzas in … Continue reading

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Music Notes |Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

This week concludes our countdown of St David’s favorite hymns; as in the last several weeks, I invite you to read notes pertaining to this hymn – which needs little introduction! – written when another by the same author, John … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Sixth Sunday of Easter

‘O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises…’Thus … Continue reading

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