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“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

 

 

 

 

 

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“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.”

Like other great hymns, it sure has staying power. One never tires of it.

The key must be simplicity, straightforwardness. A clean vocal line and progression.

Regarding the second track posted here, for organ, I can almost hear my father belting it out in the church he served as organist. I think it was often the recessional.

The hymn has lost none of its stirring power and appeal for me. Plus, I enjoy it. It’s hard to feel down when one hears it.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

  September 2017