A Special Monday Treat for Advent: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree from Saint John’s, Cambridge

Posted by Kendall Harmon

If you go to the BBC 3 Programme link here, you can find Elizabeth Poston's beautiful piece (my favorite) beginning at around 11:55 (it lasts just over three minutes).

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Posted November 29, 2010 at 7:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. SC blu cat lady wrote:

Thanks, Kendall+,  I love this piece- a favorite of mine, too. I never tire of it even though I have sung it (as part of a choir) several times for Lessons and Carols Services. Just beautiful!

November 29, 2:14 pm | [comment link]
2. Pageantmaster ن [Repent Justin Welby] wrote:

If you are interested in the composer of this carol, there is an interesting discussion about this interesting lady, and her remarkable activities during WWII featured on ‘The Choir’ here [scroll forward to 1hr 5mins 40secs in]

November 29, 6:06 pm | [comment link]
3. Pageantmaster ن [Repent Justin Welby] wrote:

I have to say, I did not warm to E.P.‘s wartime compositions featured in #2; not at all in the same league as the Apple Tree, but then, perhaps that was not the reason they were composed as they were, as the program speculates - although the Scottish choral group may have had some part in murdering them.

November 29, 6:55 pm | [comment link]
4. Pageantmaster ن [Repent Justin Welby] wrote:

Mind you, even the use of the term ‘Daybook’ may be odd.  You would expect a composer to use a term like diary, notebook, jottings, or journal; but ‘daybook’ is a term more usually [perhaps exclusively] found in that period in business - a record of the day’s transactions - perhaps there is something else recorded in these compositions.

November 29, 7:26 pm | [comment link]
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