Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Name that tune

Which reminds me of another pair of songs with the same tune. When I was in high school, I was so misguided as to buy an album by the group The Starland Vocal Band. Their only hit was a song that deserves oblivion, Afternoon Delight. However, on the album was a lovely rendition in 4-part harmony of a song called "American Tune," which, it turns out was written by Paul Simon.

I loved the tune, and shortly afterwards at a Good Friday service recognized it as "O Sacred Head Now Wounded."

Original composer J.S. Bach. It's part of his St. Matthew's Passion.

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