Funerals and autocrats

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Re: Funerals and autocrats

Post by dmu3tem » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:36 pm

I expect most people know that the Londonderry Air has been applied to two hymn texts: 'I Cannot Tell' and 'Lord of the Church'. Offhand I think they can be found in Mission Praise. The former would certainly justify its performance at a funeral. In any case I think the tune is pretty good, not least because of the way it lends itself to highly effective and emotional harmonisation.

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Re: Funerals and autocrats

Post by alan29 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:43 pm

However it does have a massive range and that open invitation to a drunken rising glissando.
Experience teaches me to transpose most things down for funerals unless there is a large crowd familiar with the hymns..... Slane in D, anyone?

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Re: Funerals and autocrats

Post by Keraulophon » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:04 pm

With yet more relevance to funerals, a version of the Song of Farewell is sung to the Londonderry Air.

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