Thursday, May 02, 2013

Heavy Metal Trinity

Our own use of the Athanasian Creed this year will be restricted to private recitation at Matins.  However, if some of you are looking for adventurous ways to use it in public worship, the Internet has a few suggestions.

Here's John Stainer's musical setting via Google Books.  (Stainer lived from 1840-1901 and was, among other things, organist at Magdalen College and St. Paul's Cathedral).

Apparently, there is also a setting attributed (with some doubt) to the great Thomas Tallis, of a which a PDF can be downloaded here.

Here it is in sign language on Vimeo.

Here are some adorable cherubs reciting it in a gym (excerpt only):

 And here is the king of them all, one that really sums up our own thinking on the matter, a recitation in Latin over a heavy metal soundtrack:

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