This week the adult choir will sing Christ Hath a Garden set to the well-know tune The Water Is Wide, arranged by American composer Gerald Near (b. 1942). They will also sing Rejoice together ev’ry one by Australian composer Barrie Cabena (b. 1933).
Jane Edmister Penner is our organist on Sunday. These are her notes on the organ music this week:
Sunday’s organ music is in two contrasting styles. German Baroque composer Georg Böhm (1661-1733) wrote a number of suites for keyboard instrument. The Suite in F major has a stately Allemande as well as a Sarabande in triple meter with its Double or variation. Bryan Kelly (b. 1934) is a British composer of choral and organ music. The Postlude is march-like and is moderately dissonant.
Jane Edmister Penner