Crown Him with many crowns

Crown Him with many crowns

For the fourth Sunday of Easter we took a musical approach that is rather unique for us… pretty much wall to wall hymnody, accompanied by pipe organ and grand piano. Oh, we know that is relatively standard fare for many congregations, but for us it was a departure from our usual acoustic and roots-based approach to music.

The occasion? Our own Murray Krushel (who over the years has played that pipe organ on Christmas Eve and Easter, though always accompanied by an acoustic ensemble) suggested that he would love to have the chance to team up with his brother Gary on piano, and offer us the chance to sing out those hymns.

Turned out to be a really fun night, with people really singing out from the congregation. We’ve got some rather raw audio to share, captured on our portable digital recorder. Doesn’t really do justice to how it sounded in the church, but it does give at least a bit of a taste!

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One Response to Crown Him with many crowns

  1. louise jones says:

    How thrilling it was to hear an organ accompany the singing! For many years, I attended St. Luke’s in the Village & it takes me right back to a Christmas tradition of the choir singing, “Once in Royal David’s City” as they processed down the middle aisle to the altar. The organ would sound a great crashing note, the lights would come up & the glorious singing would start as the choir started walking. At the end of the service each Sunday as we filed out, the organist/choir director would play another organ piece–a fitting note to end on.

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