Relish the Royal Resonance

“If there’s a golf course in heaven, I hope it’s like Augusta National. I just don’t want an early tee time,” said golfer Gary Player.

With props to Mr. Player, if there’s a choir in heaven, we hope it sounds like The Choir of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.  You may of heard them if you watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle.  Few things are as sublime as the British choral tradition.

An emotional high point was the singing of one of the favourite hymns of Prince Harry’s mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales.  Here’s a link to “Guide me O thou great Redeemer:”

The original Welsh lyrics are from 1745 by William Williams; based on Exodus 13:21, which tells of Moses leading the Hebrews from Egypt.  The English translation by Peter Williams was published in 1771.

John Hughes wrote the music in 1905-07.

Here’s what it sounded like at William and Catherine’s wedding (lead by The Choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal and The Choir of Westminster Abbey)an equally sublime experience:

Which descant do you prefer?



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