Thursday, November 22, 2018

Popular Thanksgiving Hymn by Hubert Parry based on theme from Third Symphony

Here is the hymn “O Praise Ye the Lord” by Sir Hubert Parry.  It was the offertory anthem at the First Baptist Church of the City of Washington DC Nov 19 on a commitment Sunday. 

The melody resembles the theme of the finale of the Parry’s Symphony #3 in C, a theme and variations in the style of Brahms (look it up on YouTube, several performances).  How many people in a congregation would recognize it?

Good music for November. By now, we know who survived Halloween.  

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