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November Meeting : Music for the Soul - Fr. Reuben Preston Father Reuben gave us an interesting talk on the Psalms and host-, through the ages they have been set to music. In the early days of the Church the Psalms would probably have been accompanied bv ancient harps, cymbals, trumpets and possibly other instruments, some of which may still be used in their original form by the Academy of Ancient 'Music These days Psalms are quite often sung to modern settings. For instance John Rutter’s beautiful setting of the 23rd Psalm and possibly the more familiar version composed by Howard Goodall for the Vicar of Diblev series. Psalms, which are usually sung by the Choir in the Churches and Cathedrals of The Church of England, follow the first Bible Reading, which is taken from the Old Testament. Father Reuben ended his talk with a film of a rousing version of the Amen Chorus at the end of Psalm 150, sung with enormous gusto, and accompanying manic dancing and hand waving, by the First Baptist Church of Glen Arden! Hilarious though it was, I think most of us might prefer the slightly more subdued version by Handel performed occasionally at the Proms. By the BBC Chorus and Orchestra. October Meeting:  Ancient and Modern Lamps and Lights. Our speaker for the October meeting was Cliff Harris who is a lay reader at St. Paul's Church in Bedford. The talk was about lamps and light. Cliff brought with him his collection of ancient lamps. The oldest is a genuine 3000-year-old clay lamp shaped just like a scallop shell. Slowly over hundreds of years the shape of the lamps changed so they could hold more oil and have more wicks. A rectangular Roman lamp was a fine example of this change, having slots for five wicks and a much larger container for the oil. Another beautiful lamp was 1600 years old and came from North Africa and was a much lighter colour because of the sandy clay. There were more lamps spanning the years for us to see and `very, very' carefully pass round the group. In between the history and special features of each lamp, Cliff read a few appropriate verses from the Bible about light.   Contacting the Mothers' Union The Ouse Valley Deanery Group of the Mothers' Union extends a warm welcome to members and non- members alike. If you would like information about joining the group or future meetings, please contact Hazel Scott on 01234 781 559 or Jackie Biggs on 01234 782 517.
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