Archive | March, 2015


What Wondrous Love is This?

Although not specifically associated with Easter, “What Wondrous Love is This?” is frequently a part of Easter services.  The claim that the dorian tune derives from the early 18th century English ballad “My Name is Captain Kidd” seems to me to be quite doubtful, it’s very much unlike the English melody.  Whatever its source, it’s […]

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Ave Verum Corpus

Each day during Holy Week we at Refinersfire will be posting a links to things we’d very much like you to see and hear.  And we’re beginning with Mozart:  his 1791 motet “Ave verum corpus.”  One of the last things Mozart wrote, it is a masterpiece of elegance and profundity (it looks so simple, and […]

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