Music of Worship at Westminster Abbey

Last Updated on 2024-06-07 | Originally Posted on 2020-04-23

Dr. Zehring reminisces about his doctoral research in London in the early 1980s.

After arriving in London, I spent eight hours a day for six straight days in a small windowless room in the bowels of the old British Library, in self-imposed isolation, sifting through 300-500-year-old books – church registers, music manuscripts, Royal warrants, anything – looking for mention of Richard Minshall, Robert Devereaux, any evidence at all that I could use to connect either one of them with the other.

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Te Deum – Psalms to Charlemagne

Last Updated on 2024-06-07 | Originally Posted on 2019-07-18
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Introduction

I was asked much earlier in my career if I’d ever taught a continuing education class for church, or whether I’d consider doing so. Up to that point, I’d never done it, but I was open to the idea. The possibility has since then intrigued me, but until recently I hadn’t put together a plan. Now that a date is on the calendar, October 16th, it’s becoming real. I’m teaching a class in sacred music at church!

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Maundy Thursday Taizé

Last Updated on 2024-06-07 | Originally Posted on 2018-04-11

Did any of you do anything exciting or new during Lent? I did! I participated in a Maundy Thursday Taizé service, my first full-length Taizé style service ever, complete with supporting choir and soloists. If you have never worshipped in this style, try it! I’m sure we fell short in many ways compared to what is done in Taizé, the tiny town found in the Burgundy region of France.

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