10 June 2013

Kingsfold redux

Long, long ago, for the musically modest choir at First Congo in Woburn, I composed an arrangement of the hymn-tune Kingsfold, using a text specific to Palm Sunday, for two-part choir & piano.  Because the text is specific to that one occasion in the church year, this piece has not had any particular performance history since its inaugural execution;  and I have long intended to ‘fold in’ a more general text.

From time to time, particularly when we've sung the tune Forest Green (same text meter as Kingsfold) at FCB, that intention came briefly out of cold storage, but never actually thawed.

Yesterday, dadfrazzanabit, I did it. Even though I hadn’t meant to do any work on my day off . . . .

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