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Special Event • Music for Parish, Home, and School • Part II

The Anglican Choral Tradition

August 11, 2023

Add to Calendar2023-08-11 3:00 pm2023-08-11 3:00 pmEDTSpecial Event • Music for Parish, Home, and School • Part IIChurch of the Messiah, Rhinebeck,
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3 PM Performance with Commentary

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Mass in G Minor (1922); from Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes (1920); Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge (1921)

Benjamin Britten (1913–75)
Rejoice in the Lamb (1943)

Motets, hymns, and organ music by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924), Ethel Smyth (1858–1944), Charles Wood (1866–1924), Healey Willian (1880–1968), Herbert Howells (1892–1983), and Herbert Murrill (1909–52)

The Organ
The organ at the Church of the Messiah was installed in 1923 by the celebrated E.M. Skinner Company of Boston. The company, which had a reputation for creating instruments of superb quality and great tonal beauty, built organs for prominent churches and universities, including both the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and St. Thomas Church in New York. A gift to the parish by Captain Vincent Astor, the organ has just returned to the church following a major reconditioning by Quimby Pipe Organs of Warrensburg, Missouri.

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