Continuing his successful series of portraits of the many characterful individuals who have helped make the Church of England the institution that it is, Trevor Beeson turns his attention to the outstanding musicians who have influenced its worship over the centuries. The image of Sung Evensong may seem timeless, but the patterns of Anglican worship have changed continuously throughout its history. Beginning with the great Victorian modernizers who stamped their taste on music as much as church buildings, Trevor Beeson in his inimitable and sharply observant style takes his readers on a memorable and entertaining musical tour. A must-read not only for music lovers but for everyone interested in the history and the stories behind music and worship.A few were held in plurality, but normally each had its own rector or vicar, possibly a curate or two, and churchwardens who had civic as well as ecclesiastical responsibilities. ... The size of the congregations was often very small a 15 to 20 people, though there might be more on special ... The prayers tended to be intoned, rather than read, by the priest, and the use of the organ before and after servicesanbsp;...
|Title||:||In Tuneful Accord|
|Publisher||:||Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd - 2009|