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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…

Bold & Brassy: Houston Brass Band and St. Thomas’ Pipe Band

“Seventy six trombones led the big parade, with a hundred and ten cornets close at hand” — so wrote Meredith Willson in that American classic The Music Man. The concert at St. Thomas’ on Mother’s Day featured a mere 35 musicians, but the sound was every bit as stirring and upbeat as Willson’s lyrics suggest. The fourth in our…