[Milton-L] royal wedding music question

John Leonard jleonard at uwo.ca
Fri Apr 29 10:07:21 EDT 2011


The words are Milton's (as everyone on this list will know), but the music 
is by the Victorian composer Parry.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jean E. Graham" <graham at tcnj.edu>
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>I haven't seen the ceremony yet, but here's the list, including "Blest Pair 
>of Sirens" by Milton:
>
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-wedding/8479724/Royal-wedding-music-listen-to-hymns-and-songs-online.html
>
> I'm not familiar with it but am listening to it right now.
>
> Jean
>
> Jean E. Graham
> Associate Professor of English
> The College of New Jersey
>
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>
> .
> "I am guessing the choral piece you're referring to is Jerusalem with text 
> by
> William Blake and later set to music by Edward Elgar, unless you're
> referring to one of the acappella hymns."
>
>
> The one I'm asking about  was sung just by the choir.
>
> "Jerusalem" I did recognize, as well as "Guide me O thou Great Jehovah'" a 
> personal favorite.
>
> C
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