Greensleeves

Greensleves                Traditional Susan Addington, Flute Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus Improvisation Greensleeves is traditionally ascribed to King Henry VIII. However, the piece is based on an Italian style of composition that did not reach England until after Henry’s death, making it more likely Elizabethan in origin. In Shakespeare’s…

Isaac Watts

Three Variations on a Solitary Theme W. Zeitler “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” Extemporization Isaac Watts (1674–1748) was an English logician, Christian theologian, and the author of some 750 hymn texts, including “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”. Watts was brought up in the home of a committed religious Nonconformist; his father,…