Sitting listening and I decide to look at Evening Prayer. What should be the psalm set for this evening but psalm 150 – how appropriate for the scene.
O praise God in his holiness; •
praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts; •
praise him according to his excellent greatness. R
3 Praise him with the blast of the trumpet; •
praise him upon the harp and lyre.
4 Praise him with timbrel and dances; •
praise him upon the strings and pipe. R
5 Praise him with ringing cymbals; •
praise him upon the clashing cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath •
praise the Lord.
Sat with the ‘Precious’ on my knee and listening to the Huddersfield Philharmonic in St.Peter’s. I have never reported live – though I often type at my desk with music playing.
Live music cannot be beaten, whether a live band in pub or an orchestra in a church.
Spent the afternoon preparing a toilet to paint and listening to the rehearsal, so I have heard most of the repertoire. Really beautiful!
The opening piece was ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’ by Handel. It was the piece of music that Caro arrived into church with on our wedding day. We used to play it together on the piano when first married. I played the pedal notes while Caro tried to master the simple twiddly bits – all but overtaking my one fingered piano playing.
Some really soothing music – plenty of shade and light.