An English Easter Programme
Vol. 15 - April 17, 2014
by Brad Nelson


Vivary Park War Memorial (1935), Taunton

An English Easter Programme
Radio Broadcast #3 from Taunton, England
April 17, 2014

For the third time, Brad Nelson's choral music is being broadcast locally and throughout the world from
Taunton, Somerset, England

Read about broadcast #1 - here
Read about broadcast #2 - here
Read about broadcast #3 - here
Read about broadcast #4 - here

"The Cathedral of the Moors" (14th century)
North Curry Parrish Church, Taunton


England's radio host Philip Knighton will broadcast a third programme of my choral music - - this time, featuring some Easter-themed selections.
When I first sent these songs to Philip, I was oblivious to the serendipitous circumstances surrounding these American-composed pieces being aired in England.... because it gradually began to dawn on me that each piece just happened to be a direct "descendent" of English history!

"Christ, The Precious Living Stone" incorporates the hymn "Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation", the text translated from Latin by Englishman John Mason Neal and the tune composed by another Englishman, Henry Smart, in 1867.
The Chancel Choir of College Avenue Baptist Church, San Diego, California - Brad Nelson, Conductor

Then, my "Alleluia" is the very first choral transcription ever made, anywhere in the world,  of an organ work by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Kjos Music Publishers, San Diego, California - Bradley Ellingboe, Director

Following that, "My Song Is Love Unknown" is a new work composed on a very old text written by Englishman Samuel Crossman in 1664, nearly 350 years ago.
Kjos Publishers - Bradley Ellingboe, Director

And finally, "A Thousand Tongues To Sing" is my setting of the text written by Charles Wesley in 1739.  You might listen for snippets of "O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing" as well as "How Firm A Foundation".
Kjos Publishers - Bradley Ellingboe, Director

Thanks again Philip, and a most joyous Easter to everyone in Taunton!

Click here . . .  to hear the Golden Delicious Easter radio broadcast featuring Brad Nelson's music (23 minutes)

Philip Knighton, host of the radio program
"Golden Delicious" on 97.3 Apple:FM



                            (Click on the image below to link to the Apple:FM website)


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