Saturday, 28 March 2009

Arthur Gullidge Centenary Festival

Great programme tonight at Waverley Temple. John Cleary as compere was terrific. The MSB and the Melbourne Veterans' Band both in good form. The Waverley Brass Quartette and soloists Brian Davies (Jubilate) and Heather Clarke (I Know a Fount).

Altogether the filled house was blessed with Gullidges passionate music and rhythmic marches. You remember he perished as a prisoner of war at the age of 33. His over 200 works in brass and vocal are amazing since his first published piece came at the age of 17. According to my calculations, that's almost 15 pieces per year.

We were drawn to God in the Divine Communion.

1 John 1:3 (MSG)
3 We saw it, we heard it, and now we're telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ.

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