Leonidas Polk Memorial Carillon, and Some Thoughts on the Confederacy

RPC JZ-88441 (1967) Few people think of a carillon as a music instrument, but it really is one. As the back cover attests, it's played with a keyboard, in this case by William Lyon-Vaiden. Many of the details about the carillon can be found in the back cover, which you can see while playing Side …

Anglican Tidbit: Once in Royal David’s City (Cathedral of St. John the Divine)

Word WST-9021-LP (1964) People who were brought up in the "Old High Church" (Episcopal) will find themselves flooded with memories of Christmas past with this classic from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, with their choir led by Alec Wyton, Organist and Master of Chorister. As was the case, the only instrument allowed was …

Anglican Tidbit: Music of the Episcopal Church

Word WST-9001-LP (1958) There was a time when the "music of the Episcopal Church" was a very definite quantity with a very distinct sound. As the sleeve notes point out: "The Anglican Communion (which includes the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America) draws its music from many sources including the great medieval …

Anglican Tidbit: Church Divinity School of the Pacific: Liturgy is You

LP-RPRT-101 (1968?) This album occupies a curious place in the "Jesus Music" era in that, in a time when so many albums were self-produced or done on obscure (or not so obscure labels) that disappeared, this one is an official production of the denomination. It was commissioned by the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church …

Word of God/Servants of the Word: Rise Up O Men of God

Word of God W/G 8019 (1980) One of the interesting aspects of life in Catholic Charismatic covenant communities was the residential sub-communities. The communities were not in general residentially communal; this mode of life was generally for single people. The sub-community of the Word of God here, the Servants of the Word, is described on …

Anglican Tidbit: Rejoice! Music for the Worship of God in the Twentieth Century

Mace M(S) 10030 (1966) Seminary groups--or better, groups of seminarians--had a significant impact on the "Old Folk Mass" the Roman Catholics celebrated, both before and after the institution of the Novus Ordo Missae. The best known of these are the Dameans, but the St. Mary's seminarians made their contribution as well. This one comes from …

Anglican Tidbit: Music of the Liturgy in English According to the Use of the Episcopal Church

Columbia ML-4528 (1952) This fascinating record is really two albums in one. The first, directed by Ray F. Brown, is a "Plainsong" rendition of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion and Evening Prayer. The "Plainsong" is what we would generally call Gregorian Chant (or in the style of Gregorian Chant.) It's well done …

Word of God: Amen Our Hearts Cry

Word of God W/G 7711 (1977) This is another in a series of albums that the Word of God put out featuring their worship songs and the music group that led them. It has an interesting mix of songs, including some of the community's own (Psalm 8, Psalm 18,) non-Catholic choruses (Therefore the Redeemed, Our …

OCP Pulls the Plug (Finally) on the Angel Moroni

OCP managed to get itself into trouble by using an image of the Mormon Angel Moroni on the cover of its missal: The image below is from the cover of a missal being published by Oregon Catholic Press: The cover depicts an angel blowing a trumpet — but not just any angel. It’s the Mormon …

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