Category: keyboard

Il Pleut Bergère

This French folk song is a tribute to Simone Weil as part of this week’s Lenten series of saintly figures.

Feuilles Volantes #1 – Duparc

Today’s example of French music in honor of Simone Weil, the saintly figure of center of this coming 4th Sunday of Lent service is Feuilles Volantes #1 by Henri Duparc. He’s best known for his songs. Here’s an example sung by Measha Bruggergosman, Chanson… Continue Reading “Feuilles Volantes #1 – Duparc”

Prière des orgues

This coming 4th Sunday of Lent the saintly figure around whom the service is centered is Simone Weil, so as you might expect the music will be all French. The composer for this morning’s post is Erik Satie. Many people have heard his Gymnopédies.… Continue Reading “Prière des orgues”

Je T’appartiens

This coming 4th Sunday of Lent the saintly figure around whom the service is centered is Simone Weil, so as you might expect the music will be all French. This beautiful pop song by Gilbert Bécaud, is one of my favorites: Je T’appartiens. I’m so… Continue Reading “Je T’appartiens”

Holy Manna

An arrangement based on the tune, Holy Manna, from Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion, compiled by William Walker and published in 1835.

Resignation

This arrangement is based on the tune, Resignation, from Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion, compiled by William Walker and published in 1835.

Sweet Rivers

Based on a hymn tune from Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion compiled by William Walker as published in 1835. (Why did my nose need to itch on the best take?!)

All Things Bright and Beautiful

During Lent, Lakewood UCC is covering a different saintly figure each week, and each is from a different country. Tomorrow’s country is England. This song (an old video of mine) is part of tomorrow’s service as is Turtle Dove (my newest video) posted last… Continue Reading “All Things Bright and Beautiful”

The Turtle Dove

This based on a tune from Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion, complied by William Walker, first published in 1835. This setting is arrangement and performed by Lakewood UCC music director, Hilton Kean Jones and is part of a digital album to be released later… Continue Reading “The Turtle Dove”

Where Charity and Love Prevail ~ Benoit

Earlier this week, I posted my composition based on the plainsong, Ubi Caritas. The Dominican monk, Dom Paul Benoit, O.S.B. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Benoit_(composer)) composed a famous hymn on his translation of the words to Ubi Caritas. It is sung in many churches and is one of… Continue Reading “Where Charity and Love Prevail ~ Benoit”

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