Sing My Soul, His Wondrous Love
Musical Musings for Eastertide
by Sharon Downey
Welcome to the second Wednesday E-edition of Sing My Soul, His Wondrous Love , suggestions for listening based on the Sunday readings or season of the liturgical year. (Find the readings for April 26, the Third Sunday of Easter here .)

This Sunday’s readings suggest many possibilities for wonderful anthems. In the reading from Acts, we hear Peter telling the other disciples to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus “so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” One of our favorite baptism/water anthems is “Wade in the Water” by Harry T. Burleigh.

Here it is sung by baritone, Frank Ward, accompanied by the Providence String Quartet of Tufts University.
Our Cathedral Choir has also recorded this anthem which you may listen to on the Cathedral website here .

We also hear the story of Jesus’ appearance to the disciples on the road to Emmaus in the Gospel:

As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. ~ Luke 24:28-29

"Stay With Us" by Egil Hovland
Performed by the Concordia Choir
The Great Fifty Days

From now until the Day of Pentecost some of our younger members will be sharing joyous renditions of Alleluias! The Alleluia Egg will remain in its niche in the Columbarium until we are able to return to our building. But Jesus has indeed risen and our Cathedral children are spreading the word! Thanks to Lucy for singing the Alleluia and Annie, Clarke, George, Arthur, Louisa, Wyatt, Jackson, Brennan, Reid, Jack, Kelsey and Kenley for sharing their joyful Alleluias! I’ll add more voices each week until Pentecost so please email me if you want to be included.
The Cathedral Sings and Plays

I have asked some of our younger members who love to sing or play an instrument to share a short performance with us. One advantage of our stay in place order is that we are communicating in different ways and learning things about one another we may not have before. Did you know we have a budding bagpiper at the Cathedral? Or an aspiring pianist? Or a chorister who can sing and accompany herself on the guitar? Many thanks to Emma, Reid and Eden for sharing their gifts with us!