Thursday, 12 January 2012
'And I saw a new heaven'
For a very slow news day in January at the beginning of ordinary time, here is a video of Edgar Bainton's 'And I saw a New Heaven' This particular clip is included as much for the visuals - from a Sung Mass at St Paul's, K Street, Washigton DC - as for the music itself: there are better quality recordings.
But this post was really prompted by something pointed out by Kate, my wife - an admittedly very obscure literary / musical link between the children's author, Elinor M Brent-Dyer (the writer of the 'Chalet School' series), who crossed the Tiber in 1930, and Edgar Bainton himself. He taught her whilst he was the head of a music college in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.