My Bible reading continues, and today took me to Psalm 46 ... which in turn, took me to The Dambusters March.
Whether you are a Pacifist, or not, The Dambusters "happened" ... and were an amazing boost to moral at the time (just ask my Dad!) ... when the film was made, again a brillaint film, with Richard Todd as Guy Gibson VC, and a brilliant March was written by Eric Coates. We are opening the 2nd half of our September concert with this, btw.
For me it also brings backa great school memory ... I first heard this piece played ona piano when I was 11, by a boy called Ian. He couldn't read music, and only ever learnt one piece of music ... this. It is one of those stories that is hard to believe, but is true.
So, sit back and enjoy a great piece of music -
May all those who have died (or continue to suffer) for the cause of freedom receive peace ... Never forgotten.( Psalm 46 (King James Version) )
Back in the 1970's I lived in Essex, and for a short time attended a Church at Harold Wood, where Richard Bewes was the vicar (he's now at All Soul's Langham Place) ... during that time, he wrote a few hymns ... one of which isGod is our Strength and Refuge ... to the central part of the tune of The Dambusters March.
At our concert in September, Bude Orchestra is playing the version as in the top You Tube, but we are having a soloist to sing the hymn ... It's below the cut if you want to know what I'm talking about.( God is our Strength and Refuge )
I hoped you enjoyed a trip into my memories, a great tune, another lovely Psalm ... and the combination, turned into a hymn.