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Music Notes for Easter IV

ANTHEMS This Sunday the Parish Choir will be singing Sir Edward Elgar’s ‘Light of the World’ from his cantata, The Light of Life with words by the Reverend Edward Capel-Cure (1860-1949). As the musicologist, Michael Kennedy (1926-2014), says in his book The Life of Elgar (2004): ‘…In the spring of 1895 Elgar was commissioned to…

Music Notes for Easter 3

ANTHEMS This Sunday the Parish Choir will be singing Sir John Goss’s (1800-1880) setting If we believe that Jesus died and rose again as the Offertory Anthem. Written for the funeral of Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on 18 November, the piece was sung by the…