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    A thread with various well known hymns and spiritual songs -

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    ‘Oh, Happy Day’
    Edwin Hawkins Singers
    1969

    Edwin Hawkins’ famous arrangement in the late 1960's of the hymn "Oh Happy Day" has a long pedigree. It began as a hymn written in the mid-18th century (‘’Oh, happy day that fixed my choice") by English clergyman Philip Doddridge (based on Acts 8.35 and set to an earlier melody (1704) by J.A. Freylingshuasen). By the mid-19th century it had been given a new melody by Edward F. Rimbault and was commonly used for baptismal or confirmation ceremonies in the UK and USA. The 20th century saw its adaptation from ¾ to 4/4 time and this new arrangement by Hawkins, which contains the repeated refrain only. This version became world famous.

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BD2D6eter7M&feature=related



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    Known generally as ‘Bread of Heaven’ or, ’Guide me, oh thou great Jehovah’ this great hymn by Welsh writer John Hughes (1873-1932) has long been associated with choirs in Wales and is known in Welsh language as ‘Cwm Rhondda’.

    ‘Cwm Rhondda’
    The Welsh Male Voice Choir

    http://www.**************/?yczuntz2ydy

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    A synthesised arrangement of a famous hymn. (Born and raised in Connecticut, USA, Jonn Serrie began his musical career in the 70’s, demonstrating synthesizer technology for Electronic Music Laboratories, a Connecticut based manufacturing and research facility) -

    “I was fortunate to have such an in-depth understanding of synthesis early in the development of electronic music. It enabled me to see the future of the industry from a unique perspective.”

    ‘O For a Thousand Tongues To Sing’
    Text - Charles Wesley (1739)
    Music - Carl G. Glaser (1829)
    Synthesiser Arrangement - Jonn Serrie
    C.D. - ''Epiphany - Meditations on Sacred Hymns'' (1995)

    http://www.**************/?jjjdjy2miyn

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    'O Come All Ye Faithful'

    This hymn is "Adeste Fideles" which was written by Englishman John Francis Wade in the mid-eighteenth century. It had English words added in 1841 by Frederick Oakeley and later, in 1852, became a hymn.

    Organ played here by Virgil Fox, New York c. 1970

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6hwJub...eature=related



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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    'The Battle Hymn of the Republic' is an American abolitionist song written by Julia Ward Howe in November 1861.

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kR7HPQM0Jgg

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    Daniel Paul Rader (1878-1938)
    Hymn
    'Only Believe' (1921)
    Film in tribute to W.M. Branham (1909-65)

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TlL0bVApE5M

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    All Creatures of our God and King

    Words by St Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
    Translation by William Henry Draper (1855- 1933)

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HSb1-9...eature=related

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    John Rutter
    'All Things Bright and Beautiful'
    Cambridge Singers

    http://www.**************/?vm1o25mmvyz

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    'Abide with Me'
    H.F. Lyte (1847)
    Welsh Male Voice Choir

    http://www.**************/?ujmk1nc5jzr
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    Ever heard any Don Moen music? Some of this contempery music can
    sound really nice. While some of the older church hymns can be really
    beautiful. I just enjoy listening to it.
    judy tooley

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    Here is a contemporary gospel song I just love.YouTube - MY LIFE IS IN YOU LORD!
    I used to enjoy playing this on the pipe organ and it sounded great with the bass
    petals on the lowest pitch.
    judy tooley

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    Quote Originally Posted by methodistgirl View Post
    Here is a contemporary gospel song I just love.YouTube - MY LIFE IS IN YOU LORD!
    I used to enjoy playing this on the pipe organ and it sounded great with the bass
    petals on the lowest pitch.
    judy tooley
    That's a really nice song Judy. Didn't know this one. Thanks a lot.

    Best wishes

    Robert

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