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« on: October 06, 2012, 08:57:48 PM »

Since going to my new Church, I've discovered these amazing hymns that I didn't even know existed.  This is one of my favorites:
The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended

What are some of your most favorite western-style hymns?
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 10:26:18 PM »

A New Commandment(Tallis)
Ave Verum Corpus(Byrd)
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Adam Lay Ybounden
All Bach chorales
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 10:42:01 PM »

I probably don't get man points for this, but I love Thomas Tallis' Lamentation:

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 11:01:26 PM »

Angels We Have Heard on High

Charlie Rose: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

Fran Lebowitz: Everything. There is not one thing with which I am satisfied.

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 11:35:38 PM »

O Holy Night
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come O Come Emmanuel
Godhead Here in Hiding (first heard it sung at a Catholic service a few months ago)
My Jesus I Love Thee (the melody, mostly)
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Christ Rising Again (Tallis - any of his Protestant anthems)

anything written by Charles Wesley that I've seen

like a buffet of historical / pre-1900s Western hymns of any tradition, hmm.  If music be a guide to the proper Church (and I am not a musician or any sort of student), then am utterly confused but probably couldn't go Orthodox.  Liturgical refinement is very nice, but sometimes the American 19th century, Evangelical revival hymns are their own sublime comfort (not always in the happy, carefree way.)
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 12:25:39 AM »

Only one:

Amazing Grace

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 01:37:25 AM »

A Mighty Fortress
Crown Him With Many Crowns
When Peace Like a River
How Great Thou Art
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
All of the Christmas hymns

Played on a pipe organ and nothing else.

But still, in my opinion no hymn of any tradition compares to "To thee the Champion Leader" in Byzantine chant. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2012, 02:50:32 AM »

All anyone needs to know about Western liturgical chant is that Gaelic Psalm chanting from the Isle of Lewis is better than anything. Well, except for maybe Mozarabic chant (hey, I've got to promote my phony-baloney heritage, right?), but the Romans will elect a unicorn pope before that ever comes back as anything more than a reconstructed curiosity on any wide level...it's a shame, as it is the Orthodox form of worship indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula. The EO and the RC both use it in Spain, though it is dwarfed by the overwhelming presence of the 'standard' Latin rite.

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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2012, 04:51:20 AM »

Veni Creator Spiritus. After that Te Deum.

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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2012, 06:00:15 AM »

Victimae Paschali Laudes and this hymn by Ensemble Organum.
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2012, 08:51:50 PM »

Be Thou my Vision

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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2012, 04:08:37 AM »

Be Thou My Vision
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2012, 05:52:07 AM »

Nobody mentioned Te Deum yet? Spiritus Domini is a great one too.

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