Tag Archives: William Byrd

Bridging the Centuries

You remember the legend of Sisyphus, don’t you?Sisyphus was a bad king whose punishment for his deceitfulness was to push a huge boulder up a hill, only to see it roll back to the bottom again. I had recalled this Greek myth … Continue reading

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Joyful reunions

  One of the best things about going to an event like the Boston Early Music Festival, is seeing and reacquainting oneself with people you know, colleagues, friends and students. We are staying, as we do whenever we come to … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday marathon

There were twenty-two (count ’em!) pieces of music in tonight’s Maundy Thursday service, and there would have been twenty-three had the footwashing not been so efficient. We unfortunately had to cut “Ubi caritas” by Maurice Duruflé because no more music … Continue reading

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New (to us) Gospel Acclamations

In the Lutheran liturgy, the Gospel Acclamation, once known as the Alleluia, comes right after the second reading and precedes the reading of the Gospel. Verses are appointed for the day, which are sung after the Alleluia refrain. Over the … Continue reading

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