This is the second time we've attended the 11.45am Sung Eucharist in the splendid surroundings of St. George's Chapel, Windsor. It involves joining a short queue at King Henry's gate before bring ushered into the chapel. Today because the regular choir was on holiday a guest choir sang as is customary the Kyrie, Gloria and Agnus Dei from a mass setting. Why the Credo is omitted and is instead said I know not. However the setting by the bizarrely named Caesar was far from masterful, at times sounding trendily dissonant merely for the sake of it. The closing chord of the Gloria was simply unpleasant, no fault of the singers, entirely that of the composer. One of the hymns chosen was the German National Anthem in an English word setting, music, of course, by Franz Josef Haydn. Pity one of his masses was not performed, rather than that of the unfortunate Caesar. This Sung Eucharist, without either a sermon or closing hymn, is completed within 45 minutes. The officiating minister disappeared after the service rather than bidding farewell to any member of the congregation.
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