Music – As the Deer Longs

Today’s music is ‘As the Deer Longs’, voted a favourite, this hymn is a successful modern arrangement of the well-known “Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks”, from Psalm 42.

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Greyfriars at 12 – Anna Rastopchina Piano Recital

Welcome! To the third in a series of concerts from the Greyfriars at 12 team. We are joined pianist Anna Rastopchina, who lives and works in Glasgow, and has performed in Greyfriars at 12 concerts at the Kirk previously. While the concert is free, if you would like, you can make a donation to the Kirk here.…

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Music – Alain – ‘le jardin suspendu’

In today’s music spot we bring you ‘Le Jardin Suspendu’ from Alain, performed by our organist Henry Wallace. Alain described the “Hanging Garden” as “the ideal, perpetual pursuit and escape of the artist, an inaccessible and inviolable refuge”.

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Poetry Reading from Henry Marsh: Origins and more.

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Poetry Reading by Angela McSeveney: Tree frog & others

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Messiaen – Priere du Christ montant vers son Pere – from L’Ascension

Today’s music is Messiaen’s ‘Priere du Christ montant vers son Pere’, which translates to “Prayer of Christ ascending towards his Father”, a serene piece which seems to rise forever upwards.

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Music – Durufle Choral – Varie sur le Theme du Veni Creator

For today’s music we bring you ‘Varie sur le Theme du Veni Creator’. According to our Organist, Henry, this piece is ‘ possibly one of the finest pieces of organ music from the 20th Century, a perfect synergy between organ music and plainsong. Here, the variations are played in alternatim with the sung verses of…

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Hymn – Prelude on Eventide

Today’s music piece is Prelude on Eventide, a simple yet beautiful setting of the well known hymn tune. This piece was published in 1915.

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Greyfriars at 12 – 9 July 2020

Welcome to today’s Greyfriars at 12 concert! Today we bring you a recital from our very own organist Henry Wallace. You can listen by checking the link below. Henry Wallace – Organ Recital The program for this recital can be found here.

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Beethoven, Adagio – Performed by Henry Wallace

Today’s music spot is a recording by our organist Henry Wallace of Beethoven’s Adagio. This piece was originally written for a “musical clock”, a little pipe organ (or barrel organ) which would have played mechanically on the hour!

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Hymn – Come Down, O Love Divine

Today our Organist, Henry has brought us a recording of ‘Come Down, O Love Divine’, voted a favourite hymn by you! Did you know? The tune by Vaughan Williams, Down Ampney, is the village where the composer of this hymn was born!

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Hymn – By Cool Siloams Shady Rill

Today our Organist Henry has brought us a recording of ‘By Cool Siloams Shady Rill’, voted one of your favourite hymns! Did you know, Siloam is a district in the east of Jerusalem, sometimes known as the “Pool of Siloam”?

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Hymn – Who Would True Valour See

Today we bring you the hymn ‘Who Would True Valour See’, which was once chosen by MP Tony Benn as one of his ‘Desert Island Discs’! We love hearing from you! Why not vote for you favourite hymn here?

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Hymn – How Great Thou Art

This week we bring you the Hymn ‘How Great Thou Art’, voted the nations second favourite hymn in a Songs of Praise poll! Thank you to our Organist Henry Wallace for putting this together. We love hearing from you! Why not vote for your favourite hymn here?

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Greyfriars at 12: Mozart & Beethoven Sonatas

Welcome! To what we hope will be the first of a series of concerts from the Greyfriars at 12 team. LISTEN TO THE CONCERT BY CLICKING THIS LINK Greyfriars at 12 is a series of free lunchtime concerts that take place at the Kirk when it is open. You can find out more here. While…

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Greyfriars Poetry Evening – Angela McSeveney & Henry Marsh (6 May 2020)

Please enjoy these lovely poetry readings by Angela McSeveney and Henry Marsh, recorded during an informal evening of poetry event on Zoom on the 6th of May 2020.  Angela McSeveney (one recording, approx. 13 mins) Henry Marsh (three recordings, approx. 17 mins) More info: https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poet/angela-mcseveney/ https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/podcast/henry-marsh/ https://www.henrymarshpoetry.co.uk/

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