Monday, 7 May 2018

29th April 2018 Easter 5

Walking in a garden   Traditional Irish Melody arranged by Arthur Hutchings (1906-1989) 
Poem Hilary Greenwood (1929-2003)

Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings was an English Musicologist and after WW2 Professor of Music at The University of Durham. He was also a composer and many of his tunes are included in The New English Hymnal, serving many years as a director of the English Hymnal Company.

Hilary Peter Frank Greenwood was an Anglican theologian.  He wrote "Walking in a garden" for his nephews and set it originally to "Puff the Magic Dragon". As well as the Hutchings arrangement it is also set to "Au Clair de la  Lune". It includes the three gardens, Eden, Gethsemane and the Easter garden of Resurrection.

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