The Cathedral Kids leaders hope you are all keeping safe and well. We think it is important that although we can’t be together at the moment, we should all still be connected.
With this in mind we will send out something every week that we hope you will enjoy.
Please click on the links below to access material suitable for families and see Ruth’s music spot below.
If you would like to send us pictures of anything you have done, e.g. drawings, crafts, prayers etc, we would love to see them. Please send them to us using this link - here.
Music spot from Ruth
Thou whose almighty word - words by John Marriott (1780-1825) and melody by Felice de Giardini (1716-1796)
Like so many 18th century hymns it has a good strong tune reflecting the words (God’s word banishing chaos and darkness). The tune strides along, alternating between skips and steps (arpeggios and scales!) The third line is particularly bold (And took their flight) reaching the lowest , strongest point; then two lines of the tune repeat with changed harmony as the text makes a plea, moving to a wonderful leap in the melody for “glorious ray” followed by the last line, a melodically and textually emphatic “Let there be light”.
It’s a fantastic hymn – one of my favourites – and you can’t fail to be uplifted when you sing it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs255M8e77k Westminster Abbey with great ceremony and royal family in attendance. Lyrics written on screen at appropriate point.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iUYYir9ujY Has more go about it and singing clearer