Tag Archives: Ralph Vaughan Williams

An English Farewell

“Undimmed grief” is what composer Herbert Howells suffered when he and his wife suffered the loss of their son, Michael, aged nine, from polio. He wrote: I am completely frozen and all the sympathy and kindness in the world couldn’t … Continue reading

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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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