This Sunday’s music will feature music by two preeminent composers--one American, one British.  Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether was composed by New York City organist and composer Harold Friedell (1905-1958) who served as organist at two prominent New York City Episcopal parishes, Calvary and St. Bartholomew’s. This anthem has become a staple within the Anglican choral repertoire both in the United Kingdom and in the United States. The Bluebird was composed by Irish-born composer Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) who is known as one of the most prolific composers of Anglican Choral music. His music and teaching was of great influence on later composers such as Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams, both of whom were students of his. In addition to serving as organist at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was one of the founding professors of the Royal College of Music and was a professor of music at Cambridge University. Stanford’s beautiful setting of the poem by Mary Coleridge (1861-1907) will be offered on Sunday in honor of the Feast of St. Francis. Featured as soloist with the choir will be Lori Snow.  

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