Thursday, 12 January 2012

'And I saw a new heaven'

                                       This evening's sunset: colder weather on the way?

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.

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