Tag Archives: Vaughan Williams

Music Notes | Easter Day

One of the Easter hymns enjoying perhaps the most widespread use in English-speaking Christianity is ‘Jesus Christ is risen today’ (207). Behind the English text lie a Latin trope, or expansion, of the ‘Let us bless the Lord’ sung at … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany

In this stretch of the Season after the Epiphany, we encounter, after reading of the calling of the first disciples, a series of accounts of Christ healing various kinds of ailments. Our Hymnal does not contain many entries dealing directly … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The ‘Canticle of Brother Sun, Praises of the Creatures’, by St Francis of Assisi, is an example of the Italian vernacular religious poetry that flourished in the early thirteenth century. Sometime in the first two decades of the twentieth, it … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Third Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday’s Epistle (Romans 6.1–11) comprises St Paul’s fine meditation upon Christ’s death and resurrection and our participation in it through baptism: a text quoted repeatedly in the Prayer Book (it is part of the canticle ‘Christ our Passover’; parts of … Continue reading

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