Wednesday, 23 May 2012

O Taste and See

Here is the Youtube performance of O taste and see.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Music for June

June's Music will all have ROYAL associations:
Sunday 3rd June: anthem: The King Shall Rejoice - Handel (1685-1759)
(sung at every coronation since that of George II and Queen Caroline in 1727)
Offertory music: Dem Fernen - Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-1861)
Voluntary: La Réjouissance (from Music for the Royal Fireworks) - Handel (1685-1759)
Sunday 10th June: Introit: O taste and see - Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
(sung at the Coronation in 1953)
Offertory music: Andante from Sonata in F Kv 13 - Mozart (1759-1791)
Commissioned by Queen Charlotte
Voluntary: The Prince of Denmark's March- Jeremiah Clarke (1673-1707)
Sunday 17th June: anthem: God be in my Head - Walford Davies (1869-1941)
(sung at the Coronation in 1953)
Offertory Music: La Paix (from Music for the Royal Fireworks) - Handel (1685-1759)
Voluntary: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel (1685-1759)
Sunday 24th June: anthem: I give you a new Commandment - Peter Aston (b. 1938)
(regularly performed at the Royal Maundy Service)
Offertory Music: Fantazia of Foure Parts - Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I
Voluntary: Variations on "God save the Queen" - Charles Ives (1874-1954)

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Ag Críost an síol

Ag Críost an síol, ag Críost an fómhar;
in iothlainn Dé go dtugtar sinn.
Ag Críost an mhuir, ag Críost an t-iasc;
líonta Dé go gcastar sinn.
Ó fhás go haois, ó aois go bás,
do dhá láimh, a Chríost, anall tharainn.
Ó bhás go críoch nach críoch ach athfhás,
i bParthas na ngrás go rabhaimid.
To Christ the seed, to Christ the crop,
in barn of Christ may we be brought.
To Christ the sea, to Christ the fish,
in nets of Christ may we be caught.
From growth to age, from age to death,
Thy two arms here, O Christ, about us.
From death to end, not end but growth,
in blessed Paradise may we be.

Here it is sung by The Priests:
An here is the phonetic version! Ag krist an seel At krist an fuh-war
In-ih-hal-eeyin deh Go dug-gar shin
Ag krist an weer Ag krist an tee-asc
Ih lintav deh Go kaster shin
O ash go heesh Ish oh eesh go bash
Do ga lah-eem a krist Anul har-fee-in
O ash go kree-ok Ish no kree-ok ak a ash
Ih barash no gra go ri-wimim