Music from this Past Sunday

Pentecost 23 (October 31)

Handel: ‘The Lord is righteous’

Aria from Chandos Anthem No. 5, I will magnify thee.  Kristine Chaney, soprano; Jessica Miller, oboe; Tamar Ben-Pazi, cello

Hymn 390: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den Herren)

Harmoniztion in stanza 2 by David N. Johnson

Hymn 433: We gather together (Kremser)

Haydn, arr. Manney: Great and glorious

Wood: O thou sweetest Source

Hymn 657: Love divine, all loves excelling (Hyfrydol)

Walther: Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele (Hymn 67)

Two things about this piece:  first, I had listed in the bulletin that I would play Goerg Boehm’s setting of the same tune.  Boehm’s arrangement, an extended set of variations, is also a very nice piece–but I had forgotten about the Walther, which is equally nice and a bit more compact.  Johann Gottfried Walther was a cousin of Bach’s.  Second, although Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele is usaully an Advent tune, I played it today because it is the melody on which Wood’s ‘O thou sweetest Source” is based (see previous post).

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