September 10, 2023
Jubal Joslyn, tenor
Cathryn Wilkinson, piano and organ
The Music Box
Music Inspired by Faith
The Ash Grove……Welsh tune, arr. Wayne Wold
Slane (Be Thou My Vision)……Irish tune, arr. Franklin Ashdown
Be Still My Soul……Jean Sibelius, arr. Stephen Nelson
Gaelic Blessing (Deep Peace of the Running Waves)……arr. John Rutter
Consider the Lilies……Roger Hoffman
Darwall’s 148th……John Darwall, arr. Barbara Harbach
Singing the Creed: The Nicene Creed was established at the First Council of Nicaea. This was a council of Christian bishops convened in the Byzantine city of Nicaea by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325 (from Christianity.com). Today in 2023, we continue to sing what we believe, based on the words of this creed, set to poetry by Timothy Dudley Smith.
Dudley-Smith is a retired bishop of the Church of England and an honorary vice-president of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He has also been honored as a Fellow of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada and a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music.
Bishop Dudley-Smith has been writing hymn texts for more than 50 years. His collected texts now number over 430, and are published in more than 250 hymnals throughout the English-speaking world.