New setting of ‘Vater unser im Himmelreich’

T he St David’s Singers will present a new setting I have written of the Lutheran hymn version of the Our Father (in my own three-stanza paraphrase of the prayer, rather than Luther’s considerably longer trope or Coverdale’s translation of Luther) this Sunday, when St Luke’s version of the Our Father is featured in the Gospel. Though this great tune did enter the English-language strophic-syllabic-meter-Psalm tradition, it is not nearly well enough known, and it’s a pleasure to get to present it.