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  •  It, paired with the Nunc Dimittis, form (10+ / 0-)

    the traditional Biblical canticles of Evening Prayer. I myself have composed a setting. It was dedicated to and first performed for V. Gene Robinson, the retired Bishop of New Hampshire at a Choral Evensong (sung Evening Prayer) in celebration of the dignity and pride of LGBT persons.

    I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

    by commonmass on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 05:31:46 PM PDT

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    •  You should embed a video here. nt (8+ / 0-)

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 05:38:36 PM PDT

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      •  There exists an audio recording of that (9+ / 0-)

        work but I don't have it and my friend who made it, a number of years ago, can't find it. We performed it last year at my new parish in Maine but there was no recording made. I have decided that all of our Choral Evensongs this year will be recorded and may be using that Mag setting again, or at least recording it with the choir.

        When it was sung for the first time in 2005, at the annual Gay Pride Evensong at St. John's in Boston, Gene--who was preaching--had recently become Bishop of New Hampshire and marriage equality had recently come to Massachusetts. The church was packed.

        Later, Gene praised my work directing the Schola Cantorum for the service and asked what that Mag and Nunc were, and who had written them. "I did, and they're dedicated to you", I told him. He took copies back to NH with him and I understand they've been used there quite a bit since.

        I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

        by commonmass on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 05:47:39 PM PDT

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