More on the Music at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral

If interested in the full 22 April 2021 article, “Did They Mention the Music?”, on the role of music in Prince Philip’s funeral, follow this link. But the meat of the piece, for those interested in the Anglican patrimony and music, is the following paragraph: “There were other threads of connection skilfully woven into theContinue reading “More on the Music at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral”

Prince Philip & Benjamin Britten

The anthem following the first reading at the funeral of Prince Philip (17 April 2021) was Benjamin Britten’s 1961 setting of the Psalm 100 the “Jubilate Deo.” The epistolary evidence shows that Britten was keen to write liturgical music for St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, when Prince Philip and Britten corresponded about the possibility in theContinue reading “Prince Philip & Benjamin Britten”

Richard Shephard – +20 February 2021 – May he rest in peace.

Reporting the sad news of the death of Richard Shephard, MBE, FRSCM (20 March 1949 – 20 February 2021).  Considered “one of the most significant composers of church music of his time,” he was also an educator and had several roles at Yorkminster and in Yorkshire. Follow this link for a performance of his ResponsesContinue reading “Richard Shephard – +20 February 2021 – May he rest in peace.”