Sunday, January 3, 2010

Inspirational Music at Washington National Cathedral

This morning the National Cathedral had another wonderful service of worship replete with  ceremony, teachings and music in the mainline Christian tradition.

The ever-changing panoply of clergy and choirs and the formal vestments and decorations in splendid array are delightful to see at any time. Again, it's a great service to the country the National Cathedral has done. It has opened up its services on the internet for all to see, at any time of day and whatever our health.

I love the formality of the service and selections of my favorite old music. Many have been church favorites for hundreds of years, but sadly aren't played often nowadays. This is where to hear them.

These are my favorites from today (permissions are on the Cathedral site):

Hark! the herald angels sing, by Mendelssohn
Angels we have heard on high, Gloria
Holy, holy, holy, A Community Mass
Fairest Lord Jesus, by St. Elizabeth
Alelluia! Sing to Jesus, by Hyfrydol

Personal note: I've had a fever (103 F) for a week.

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