Friday, 17 June 2011

Ready for Sunday

Wednesday I began creating a CD for the service on Sunday, to discover software that needed setting properly and the odd missing program to be found and downloaded. It's amazing just how much goes into this method of providing music. It is similar for art work. I have installed fewer programs this time, but the key ones remain the same. And I wondered where were these brushes I once used in the drawing and painting program, only to realise that they had to be downloaded and added to the ones available. The first drawing after restoration, of Adrian Glover of the Liberal Catholic Apostolic Church, is here shown.

Whilst then I'm still going to press the need for back up in making these CDs, I realise that I might have to load in software and choose the settings for whoever takes up the task.What's the betting that no one else takes on the task, and then is the method of provision sustainable if only one person can do it?

Nearly twenty one minutes of music plays up to the beginning of the service, and there are two pieces within - an interlude and collection. The latter is an extract, as is the end piece by experiment. The hymns are SF 158 Morning Light choir, SF 079 Beethoven choir, SF 014 Westchase choir and SF 196 Woodlands (thus all from the new book). The latter music I made up myself and twice, once via music composing software. Below is the third hymn, Sing Your Faith 14.

Bring many names,
Beautiful and good,
Celebrate in parable and story,
Holiness in glory,
Living, loving God:
Hail and Hosanna,
Bring many names!

Strong mother God,
Working night and day,
Planning all the wonders of creation,
Setting each equation,
Genius at play:
Hail and Hosanna,
Strong mother God!

Warm father God,
Hugging every child,
Feeling all the strains of human living,
Caring and forgiving,
Till we're reconciled:
Hail and Hosanna,
Warm father God!

Old, aching God,
Grey with endless care,
Calmly piercing evil's new disguises,
Glad of good suprises,
Wiser than despair:
Hail and Hosanna,
Old, aching God!

Young, growing God,
Eager, on the move,
Saying no to falsehood and unkindness,
Crying out for justice
Giving all you have:
Hail and Hosanna,
Young, growing God!

Great, living God,
Never fully known,
Joyful darkness far beyond our seeing,
Closer yet than breathing,
Everlasing home:
Hail and Hosanna,
Great, Living God.

Brian Wren. Music by Carlton R. Young.


rick allen said...

Is it safe to assume that Unitarians don't observed Trinity Sunday?

Pluralist (Adrian Worsfold) said...

Well there are always some...

I used to enjoy seeing preachers tackling Trinity Sunday, some handing it to underlings, others saying either they find this baffling or it is baffling/ nonsense. Give it to the curate.