Friday, February 07, 2014

During the beauty of winter...

...I find old hymns particularly stirring.  This is a marvelous setting of the text set by Robert Robinson in 1757 to the popular tune Nettleton.  I love the old Shaker hymns and find them deeply stirring and comforting. The interplay of the voices makes for a whole cloth that weaves magical breadth into the tune with its peaceful minor mode.  I hope you'll enjoy this beautiful arrangement.

9 comments:

charlotte g said...

Beautiful. My voice is mortar, not the bricks, but I added my harmony to this and was pleased with the sound.

Gaffer said...

I agree...simple, heartfelt music with pictures of the beauty of our Earth.

Old NFO said...

That is outstanding!!! :-)

pax said...

Thank you for that peaceful interlude, Phlemmy. Added a nice touch to my day. :)

Jedi Master Ivyan said...

Lovely, I found myself singing along, too.

Brigid said...

That was the perfect gift for this Sunday. Thank you.

zdogk9 said...

Thank you.

Johnboy said...

Very beautiful pictures and song. Amen.

Johnboy said...

Very beautiful. Thank you.