Started by Weedon, September 21, 2018, 10:55:51 AM
Quote from: Weedon on September 21, 2018, 10:55:51 AM...I have to commend this stunning piece for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. It's been under our noses for a long time - in The Hymnal 1940, #224. And this setting is pretty much a straight up singing of its harmonies from that work on stanzas 1,3,5, with 2 and 4 allowing women and men's unison over the softly ooed or hummed harmonies. I have no idea why it is not in our book. I suppose some might say that it could be heard as "soul sleep" but it in point of fact confesses conscious consolations of the blessed dead:https://youtu.be/ZZOkj6sjxisText: 1 Now the laborer's task is o'er;Now the battle day is past;Now upon the farther shoreLands the voyager at last.Refrain:Father, in thy gracious keeping,Leave we now thy servant sleeping. A-men.2 There the tears of earth are dried,There its hidden things are clear,There the work of life is triedBy a juster judge than here. [Refrain]3 There the penitents, that turnTo the cross their dying eyes,All the love of Jesus learnAt his feet in Paradise. [Refrain]4 There no more the powers of hellCan prevail to marr their peace;Christ the Lord shall guard them well,He who died for their release. [Refrain]5 'Earth to earth, and dust to dust,'Calmly now the words we say;Leaving him to sleep, in trust,Till the resurrection-day. [Refrain]
Quote from: Mark Brown on September 21, 2018, 12:09:48 PMWhat is The Hymnal 1940? I'm at a loss as to what that one is.
Quote from: The Rev. Steven P. Tibbetts, STS on September 21, 2018, 01:12:49 PMQuote from: Mark Brown on September 21, 2018, 12:09:48 PMWhat is The Hymnal 1940? I'm at a loss as to what that one is.The hymnal of the Episcopal Church previous to the current one.Pax, Steven+
Quote from: Mark Brown on September 21, 2018, 03:28:30 PMWell, due to the House of Mouse, if the copyright is renewed, anything published between 1923 and 1963 remains copyrighted for 95 years. Anything prior to 1923 is public domain. There are other breaking points due to the ever increasing need to keep Mickey under copyright. But the case here appears that the vast majority of that hymnal is available. There are even PDF copies of it that state any copyrighted material has been removed. This particular hymn had been published much earlier in other hymnals. So there are plenty of public domain settings of it.https://hymnary.org/text/now_the_laborers_task_is_oer?extended=true#instances