Tag Archives: Ralph Vaughan Williams

No programs? No problem!

I guess it’s only in America that going to a concert and getting a program is a given. After all, the purpose of a concert program is to know what is coming next. It’s nice to read program notes about … Continue reading

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Magnificent Joey!

From all accounts, last night’s 40th anniversary of the Beckerath organ was a grand and glorious occasion and the church should feel extremely proud to have put on a first class act. From Joey Fala’s stunning and magnificent playing, to … Continue reading

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Found it —7,209 miles away!

Glory be, Hallelujah, hallelujah! After months of searching, I am happy to report that the original dedication program for the Rudolf von Beckerath organ at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu has been found! And it was only located 7,209 miles … Continue reading

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Recycled!

You know the three “R”s, don’t you? Reduce, Reuse and Recycle — well, now that I’m a free-lance organist, I am definitely doing my part. Since I am playing for different “congregations” throughout the week, I am using the same … Continue reading

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Saints on earth

This year the chaplains at Iolani decided that we will celebrate All Saints Day through two weekly cycles, and today I played Ralph Vaughan Williams “For all the saints” as the opening hymn. Next week students will be invited to … Continue reading

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O taste and see

At tomorrow’s 10:30 am service, the LCH choir will be singing a “chestnut,” Ralph Vaughan Williams’ exquisite O taste and see, a beautiful motet based on Psalm 34. Apparently the piece was composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II … Continue reading

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