Friday, June 19, 2009

Mmmm, new church music

Okay not really. But I'm a sucker for music competitions of any stripe. Apparently The Anglican Foundation held a competition to address what is a common complaint by folks like U of T organ prof John Tuttle: "Much of what is sung in parishes these days is appallingly dull." Fair enough. I do like the Xmas carols though.

Well they have a winner. Dr. Derek Holman's setting of the Eucharist took the $5,000 prize this year. Both his and second place winner Andrew Ager's (who, interestingly, is apparently working on a "Frankenstein" opera,) pieces are being published as we speak for distribution out to churches soon.

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