“Jesus, Passing through their Midst” Sacred Music for Eastertide from the Eton Choirbook
Apr, 23, 2023 - Pastor Brian Hamer
The pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them.
– 1 Samuel 2:8
Most of our readers have probably heard of Eton College near London, but the Eton Choirbook may be less familiar. Harry Christophers and his choir, The Sixteen (the ensemble began as sixteen singers singing sixteenth-century music, in case you were curious), have recorded five remarkable CDs of music from the Eton Choirbook. It seems fitting, then, to give Mr. Christophers the first word in this column:
And what was this providential miracle?
Singing the Praise of Him Who Died:
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