February 23, 2014

Premiere of “Holy Eucharist”

My hymn, “Holy Eucharist” received its first public performance today. My choir at St. Paul’s, Mt. Lebanon, sang it as a communion anthem.

Not only was my hymn being sung for the first time today, but the digital recorder on our new sound system was being used for the first time. I recorded the performance, but the recording is less than ideal. To begin with, we have no easy way to record in stereo, so the recording is monaural. Perhaps more problematic was microphone placement. Two microphones were used on tall stands from which, I think, they picked up too much organ and too little choir. Perhaps, with experience, I will make a better recording in the future. In any case, you can get some idea of how the hymn sounds when performed as intended.

Information about my hymn is available on my Web site. You can hear my recording here. I will eventually put a link to the recording on the page about the hymn at Lionel Deimel’s Farrago.

Comments (and interest in using the hymn in your own church) are appreciated.

Eucharist elements

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