Musical Musings~ Reflections on Sunday’s Music

May 24, 2015
  1.  A Musical Offering: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
This ninth century hymn has been sung since the 11th century at ordinations, coronations, and confirmation services. The Holy Spirit with creative energy inspires the soul, lightens with celestial fire, imparts the sevenfold gifts (See Revelation 1:4), anoints with unction (oil) to comfort, illuminates our blinded sight, cheers our soiled face, guards us from spiritual foes, and guides our paths. The melody is ancient, having first been associated with an Ambrosian Easter hymn.  (notes from Austin Lovelace)

Sunday's Prelude:       Ashokan Farewell- Ungar/Arr. Welch
Sunday's Postlude:     Toccata on "Come Holy Spirit"- Macchia

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