New Music Resources for All Saints'
I am pleased to let you know that there are several new music resources which you may find interesting. First is the latest hymn-sing video, Hymns to Sing 13: Hymns of Advent. The hymns included here are:
- #61-"Sleepers, wake!" A Voice Astounds Us
- #57 - Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending
- #67 - Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
- #65 - Prepare the Way, O Zion
- #54 - Savior of the Nations, Come
- #56 - O Come, O Come Emmanuel
This, and all of our hymn-sing videos are available on the parish YouTube channel, Saints of Austin. There, you will also find videos of our liturgies, and other related videos. Check it out!
Related to this, several people have asked how they can find what hymns have been covered in the videos. Therefore, I have created an Index to the Hymns in these videos, so you can look and see where to find your favorite hymn. At the beginning of the index, each video is listed with a clickable title link, and the hymns each video shows. Then, I have provided a list of other videos I've produced for the parish during this quarantine time. At the end is a numerical listing of all the hymns in the videos, so you can find exactly which video to access. I hope you will find this useful. I will be updating the Index as I add more videos.
Finally, many of you are aware that I have recently purchased a harpsichord, and quite a few people have wanted to hear the instrument. You may have heard short pieces on Zoom, but we are all aware that the Zoom sound quality is not perfect. Therefore, I have recorded a short recital, which I call A Harpsichord Bouquet. This includes music by Frescobaldi, Bach, and Rameau, and lasts about 30 minutes. I hope you will enjoy it! And if you want to know what the lid of the harpsichord says, the short flap translates as, "And yet it moves" - Galileo's response to the Vatican's insistence that he recant his heretical theory that the earth circles the sun (the original owner of the instrument was a UT astronomer); and the large inscription translates as, "Knowledge has no enemy but ignorance."
I wish you all a blessed Advent, and look forward to joining you in worship each Sunday.
Gregory Eaton, organist/choirmaster