2017 November 19: A Wideness to God's Mercy

November 19, 2017 10:30

Symphonic Meditation on "There’s a Wideness to God’s Mercy" W. Zeitler

"There's a Wideness To God's Mercy" for Tuba --- Jacob Allen, and organ pedals (no hands!)

Improvisation

Frederick William Faber (1814-1863) was an English cleric, author and poet. Faber excelled in school, was awarded scholarships for his general scholarship as well as prizes for his poetry. Raised a Calvinist, as a young man he changed to the Anglican Church. Mind you, the Anglican Church included (and includes) strands that are essentially Catholic minus the Pope (the big sticking point for Henry VIII who founded the Anglican church) — and that was the strand which Faber joined. With time he ’finished the job’ and converted to Catholicism, and founded what amounted to a monastic order. He was a prolific author in spite of chronic ill health, writing hymns, epic poems and theological tomes (including an eight volume opus entitled "The Foot of the Cross").

 

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