Sunday, May 26, 2002

Two things to mention for today, Trinity Sunday and the Memorial Day weekend. First, I think all English settings of the Sanctus that are written in minor keys should be abolished. There is a profundity to a Latin setting of the Sanctus in a minor key or minor-like mode but in English it just sounds shlocky and smaltzy. Second, we sang "America the Beautiful" today for our closing hymn. I lost it in the verse about our cities being untouched by human tears.