Music for a Bilingual Church

The Centre’sImage of Agnus Dei (John Harper, Cymun y Cymry)  most recent conference in 2007 included a session held jointly with Bangor’s new International Centre for Sacred Music Studies, directed by Professor John Harper. This focused on music for a bilingual church, and explored the process of preparing a fully bilingual musical setting of the Ordinary texts of the Church in Wales Eucharist 2004, ‘Cymun y Cymry’, intended to allow congregations to share music in common. The same session also included a workshop on setting the Ordinary texts to well known Welsh folk tunes.

Click here for the full text of John Harper's paper on composing for a bilingual church..