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From: "John Macartney" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:10:57 +0100
This forum is not and almost certainly never was brought into being with 
religion in mind - but 
perhaps, under the circumstances, we may err slightly towards the issue of 
Sacred Music with Jack 
Drews in mind?
I had no idea that Jack was also a Choral Director and this is another reason 
for wishing I had 
known him because we could have shared a lot outside the arena of Triumphs and 
It must surely be a coincidence that on 21st August, another funeral will be 
taking place in England 
at which I will be present as a member of the choir.
All Saints Church in Evesham, England sits on the site of Evesham Abbey - once 
the third largest 
Abbey in England until its destruction in 1540, so the land on which the church 
stands has had a 
strong Christian tradition for more than 1000 years.
Last night, we were practising two anthems for our funeral service and you can 
hear them both on 
YouTube. They are well-known, simple, lilting melodies and harmonies and the 
versions we'll be 
singing were arranged by one John Rutter

The first is called "A Gaelic Blessing"
The second is "The Lord Bless You and Keep You"

Jack will be very much in the forefront of my mind on the 21st as All Saints 
choir performs these 



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