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Poppies and Elgar

Maybe an unlikely combination, but……

Enjoyed my little sojourn to Southoe village hall and the Christmas coffee morning chatting to friendly folk and clearing most of the bric-a-brac stall at the end.

I found a CD of Edward Elgar’s works for String Orchestra produced by Nimbus records and was pleased to see that it was recorded at the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham in 1983. Bringing back memories my degree ceremony there one very hot day in 1976.

I’m listening now to Serenade in E minor Op.20 and soon will be his Chanson  de Matin Op.15 no.1. Although I often find it played at funerals it isnt a miserable piece of music … very beautiful and reminds me of the Malvern Hills where I used to do a lot of walking.

After the village hall I went to St Leonards Church to see the completed work which has taken place this year. The church looks fresh, clean and with its newly decorated walls is a pleasure to be in. Well done everyone involved.

I took a photo of some poppies which one of the church ladies had bought into church for Remembrance Sunday… I rather like the simplicity.

 

 

From Evening Prayer

Advent Saturday 3rd December 2011.

Blessed are you, Sovereign God,

creator of light and darkness,

to you be glory and praise for ever.

As evening falls, you renew your promise

to reveal among us the light of your presence.

May your word be a lantern to our feet

and a light upon our path

that we may behold your coming among us.

Strengthen us in our stumbling weakness

and free our tongues to sing your praise.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Amen.

December 3, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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