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Music: 16 November 
18th-Nov-2008 02:25 pm
The morning service was relatively uneventful, though we did have an inversion of the two middle hymns.

The tunes for the hymns were 'St. Columba', 'St. Magnus', 'Cardross', and 'Two Oaks'. I'll be perfectly honest, I really don't like the last two, though I've definitely sung worse.

We sang Holst's 'Hymn to the Waters' from his Rig Veda translations. Interesting to be singing to Indra in a church. Perhaps we're ecumenical after all?

For the anthem, we did a spiritual: 'By and By'. I'd rather have done Deep River, but we actually pulled it off nicely, though the kudos go to the soloist.


Same as usual for Mass, though we sang 'Ubi Caritas' as a nod to St. Margaret. Unfortunately, we couldn't find anything specific to do in honour of Scotland's other saint.
We sang it as written this time, with the schola singing the response 'Ubi Caritas et Vera, Deus ibi est' while I sang the verses alone. Frightening, but fantastic.


I also sang for a wedding on Saturday that had one of the worst sermons I've ever heard. I sang 'Ave Maria' to Schubert's setting, though in Latin, not German which caused a few mental acrobatics. As a quartet, we sang 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' which was absolutely flawless, if I do say so myself.
18th-Nov-2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
I'd love to hear you sing! Do you have any mp3s or videos? :)
19th-Nov-2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
has there every been a visual/audio recording of your performances? that would be a great thing to share in one of your posts. i understand that it may not be possible d/t it being part of a sacred service, but i thought to ask.
19th-Nov-2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
haha. i totally didn't notice somebody made a similar comment above. now its official: you must provide extra media supplements ;)
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