Two Monks

“Two Monks” (See the Music Box)                          W. Zeitler Improvisation Once upon a time there were two monks on a long journey from one monastery to another — an older veteran monk and a new novice. The road took them to a river. No…

William Williams “Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah”

“Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah” William Williams (1717-1791) is generally considered to be Wales’ most famous hymn writer. As a writer of both poetry and prose, Williams is today considered one of Wale’s greatest literary figures. He was equally distinguished as one of the key leaders of the 18th century Welsh Methodist revival. Williams…

Henry Francis Lyte – Abide with Me

“La fille aux cheveux de lin” (The girl with the flaxen hair)    C. Debussy (1682-1918) “Abide With Me” Improvisation Henry Francis Lyte (1793–1847), vicar in the fishing village of Lower Brixham, Devonshire, England, ministered faithfully to his sea-faring people for twenty-three years. Though of modest means, he and his wife Anne lived in an elegant…