Music


HT: Rev. Larry Peters

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Anthem for the Ascension of our Lord.

Music by Gerald Finzi (1901-1956). The words are by Edward Taylor (1642-1729), drawing on Ps. 47. Performed by the finest of all English boys’ choirs, the Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge.

The Finzi anthem is the second on this clip and it starts at 3:20.

God is gone up with a triumphant shout:
The Lord with sounding Trumpets’ melodies:
Sing Praise, sing Praise, sing Praise, sing Praises out,
Unto our King sing praise seraphicwise!
Lift up your Heads, ye lasting Doors, they sing,
And let the King of Glory enter in.

Methinks I see Heaven’s sparkling courtiers fly,
In flakes of Glory down him to attend,
And hear Heart-cramping notes of Melody
Surround his Chariot as it did ascend;
Mixing their Music, making ev’ry string
More to enravish as they this tune sing.

A wonderful little video from BIS on Masaaki Suzuki’s latest offering of Bach’s sacred choral music. It’s a great testimony to the spiritual significance of the music, not only to Bach but to all who hear it.

Enjoy!

I’m not one for hyperbole, but this is quite extraordinary! Watch and be inspired.

HT ProLife UK

Thanks to a tangential comment in a comment by Confessing Evangelical, I have discovered Spotify. I love it!

If I ran a record shop – or even a music download business – I would be worried, very worried.

Go and check it out. It’s the best thing since most good things of this earth.