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Published on Sep 7, 2013
Meditation (Sometimes we are reminded) and Scene (Finkenwalde) from Bonhoeffer -- A Choral-Theater work by Thomas Lloyd performed by The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally (www.crossingchoir.com) with Tim Early, dancer; Guillaume Combet, violin; Ulrich Boeckheler, cello; John Andrew Bailey, piano
The excerpt from the first part of the Finkenwalde scene recreates a seminary class of the kind described in Bonhoeffer's Life Together. The men listen to a short passage from one of the many recordings of African-American spirituals Bonhoeffer brought back from his year in Harlem (Paul Robeson singing Lawrence Brown's arrangement of "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child," Fair Use quotation from The Complete EMI Sessions), followed by an original setting of the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12), which were the basis of Bonhoeffer's seminal work, The Cost of Discipleship.
recorded in rehearsal by Joe Hannigan for Weston Sound on March 9, 2013 at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral; for further information about this work: email@example.com