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There are certain passages of Scripture that have become permanently associated with a particular piece of music. I cannot hear the phrase “For unto us a child is born” without hearing Handel’s music dancing beneath it. 34 more words


Henry Purcell & Thou Knowest & Funeral March & Lenten Music

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, by Henry Purcell (1659-1695): “Thou Knowest, Lord” and Funeral March.

The March is famously in the soundtrack of Kubrick’s… 90 more words


Unfrequented love: the cliché of the love story

Last week I recorded and released my first proper EP. It’s a collection of songs written over the winter, little more than a demo CD; but I felt the stories fitted together nicely and I’m happy with the rough but honest nature of it. 445 more words

Music for Lent - Purcell

Thou Knowest Lord the Secrets of Our Hearts by the great English baroque composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695) is the introit for Sunday morning at All Saints Fulham Church… 197 more words

All Saints Fulham

Listen: A Fairy Queen in the Forest

This summer we’re bringing Musical Rumpus: A Fairy Queen in the Forest back to Spitalfields. Enter a world of fairies and fantastic animals in a magical forest, full of sounds and colours to explore. 51 more words


Lenten Music & Henry Purcell

“Remember not, Lord, our offences,” by Henry Purcell. From Purcell: Choral Works, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, directed by Timothy Brown.


Cold Genius

Consider Camelot. And this, the gently romantic title song as performed by Richard Burton.

In the show it’s sung by King Arthur, naturally, and you couldn’t imagine a musical about Camelot in which Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot don’t have the pick of the songs to sing. 295 more words