Music Notes

Music Notes for Lent IV

The opening hymn at this week’s service of Holy Communion will be Peter Abelard‘s (1079-1142) hymn ‘O what their joy and their glory must be’, translated by John Mason Neale (1818-1866). The Latin text, O quanta qualia sunt illa sabbata was written by Abelard for the hymnal used by the convent of the Paraclete near Paris…

Music Notes for Lent III

Neil Weston

For Lent III we shall be singing Psalm 46 to the well-known Anglican chant based on Luther’s Hymn, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress is our God), which itself is a paraphrase of Psalm 46. Luther wrote both the words and the music between 1527 and 1529 and the hymn was considered…

Music Notes for Lent 2

HYMN SINGING Hymn 340, We sing the praise of Him who died, is set this week as the sermon hymn at the 10.30am service. The words will be familiar to you but the tune, BOW BRICKHILL, may not. You can listen to the tune on YouTube where it is sung by the choir of Liverpool Metropolitan…