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Psalms, hymns and anthems

For voice and piano; interlinear words. Hymns set to music by Smith, Scott, Worgan or other unnamed composers. Music engraved by Caulfield. Entirely engraved; title page has coat of arms of the Foundling Hospital of London, England. Title: Psalms,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Apr 2019

A Hymn of Dissent: Inscriptions from the Dungeons of Richmond Castle

By Stephen Basdeo A popular tourist attraction in North Yorkshire, England, is Richmond Castle. Although it is a picturesque ruin today, it began to be built in the eleventh century after William of Normandy’s “Harrying of the North”...

Thomas Ken, Nonjuror and Hymnist

Thomas Ken died on March 19, 1711 at Longleat House, as the guest of Thomas Thynne, 1st Viscount Weymouth. Ken had lived there with an annual pension since he had refused to foreswear his oath of loyalty to King James II in 1691, becoming a non-juror....

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This English version of the Shield or Breastplate of St. Patrick (also called the Lorica) was created by Cecil Frances Alexander, an Anglican hymnist much influenced by the Oxford Movement and particularly by John Keble. More about her here....

Happy Birthday, Father Edward Caswall

According to John Julian in the 1907 Dictionary of Hymnology: Caswall, Edward, M.A., son of the Rev. R. C. Caswall, sometime Vicar of Yately, Hampshire, born at Yately, July 15, 1814, and educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, graduating in honours in...

Progressive Album Rock and Henry VIII's Six Wives

Please note: this may be the only hard rock seventies post in connection with Henry VIII I'll ever make!My husband and I are spinning more discs. He has visited a couple of the record stores here in Wichita and purchased several long-playing, 33-1/3,...

My Favorite Hymn: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

The New Liturgical Movement features two recordings of this hymn--one in Slavonic "from the Liturgy of St James, [which] is sung at the Great Entrance in place of the Cherubic Hymn, when the Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great is celebrated on the...

Richard Crashaw's Shepherd's Hymn

From Richard Crashaw's Steps to the Temple. Chorus. Come, we shepherds whose blest sight Hath met Love's noon in Nature's night ; Come lift up our loftier song, And wake the sun that lies too long.To all our world of well-stol'n joy He...

G.K. Chesterton and Iron Maiden? Yes!

No, not Yes, but Iron Maiden! Just the first verse of Chesterton's poem, "O God of Earth and Altar":O God of earth and altar,bow down and hear our cry,our earthly rulers falter,our people drift and die;the walls of gold entomb us,the swords of scorn divide,take...

A Hymn for All Souls Day

My husband and I made visits to his parents' grave and to church for All Soul's Day to pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory this evening. Here's hymn for All Souls by Blessed John Henry Newman, "Help, Lord, the Souls that Thou hast Made", written...

An Anglican Hymn for All Saints

The words of this hymn were written by an Anglican bishop, Walsham How, and first sung to the tune Sarum; most commonly, the hymn is now sung to a Ralph Vaughn Williams's melody, Sine Nomine!1. For all the saints, who from their labours rest,Who Thee...

John Mason Neale, RIP: On the Feast of Transfiguration

Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord--and it is also the anniversary of the death of John Mason Neale, the great Anglican hymnist and translator. He died in 1866. He translated this Greek hymn of St. Cosmas, the Melodist for the Feast...

Edward Caswall on the "Son Rise Morning Show"!

I'll be on the Son Rise Morning Show today to discuss Edward Caswall on his birthday--a little earlier than my usual time--at 7:35 a.m. Eastern time (6:35 a.m. Central). Who is Edward Caswall and why am I talking to Matt Swaim about him? His name might...

Palm Sunday in England before the Reformation

The Catholic Church in England before the Reformation used some adaptations of the Latin or Roman Rite called the Sarum Use. These adaptations had developed at Salisbury Cathedral and took their name from the Latin for Salisbury. During Holy Week, these...

Passiontide: Two Weeks Leading up to Easter Sunday

In the liturgical calendar of the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite, today is Passion Sunday and we begin the two week period of Passiontide. It is traditional to veil all the statues and crucifixes in church, and in our homes, starting today and through...

Today is Epiphany: The Twelfth Day!

Although many Catholics celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany yesterday at Sunday Mass, today is the twelfth day--the traditional date of the Epiphany of Our Lord. Epiphany means "manifestation" and the day really remembers three great manifestations of...

King of Angels or King of the English? Adeste Fideles/O Come All Ye Faithful

Because I sent a contribution to the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst in England, they sent me a Christmas card, signed by Lord and Lady Windsor, Nicholas and Paola. The art for the outside of the Christmas card is one of the manuscript copies...

From the Cambridge Lessons and Carols Yesterday

After the Annunciation reading from the Gospel according to St. Luke, the Choir of King's College Cambridge sang this happy hymn:1. Angelus ad virginem Subintrans in conclave.Virginis formidinum Demulcens inquit "Ave."Ave regina virginum,Coeliteraeque...

The Wise Virgins and the Advent of the Bridegroom

The Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids; Matthew, chapter 25 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.[a] 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took...

An Advent Hymnn for Christ's Second Coming: The Dies Irae

If we think of the Dies Irae, The Day of Wrath, we think of it as the sequence in the Catholic Requiem Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite--but it is the ultimate Advent hymn to proclaim Christ's Second Coming, which the first part...

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