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Monday, February 11, 2019

Making the Liturgy Sing a New Song

Making the Liturgy Sing a New Song
Music
Making the Liturgy Sing a New Song
How a retired Anglican priest and a young church music director created Liturgical Folk.
Elizabeth Hamilton
In 2015, when retired Anglican priest Nelson Koscheski shared one of his religious poems with the young music director at his Anglican church in Dallas, he never expected the poem to become a folk song. Koscheski thought the poem, which is about the Transfiguration, might make a good hymn, but would probably end up like most of his others—glanced at perfunctorily and then disregarded.
But the music director, Ryan Flanigan, was so moved by the poem’s beauty that he set it to a simple folk ...
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