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The Blackfriars play the most gentle chamber music

J-P Mauro - published on 04/05/17

What a sound from so few musicians!

The thing I love the most about Christian Music is that it encompasses every genre. One day we feature a pop/R&B tune, and the next we have beautiful gentle chamber music performed Dominican friars! The Blackfriars put this video together in 2013 and its beautiful arrangement hasn’t been far from our minds ever since.

This song is an old English hymn, written by George Herbert in 1633. Blackfriars’ bio page explains that this video was inspired by Pope Francis:

In this new video from Blackfriars Films, Father Austin Dominic Litke, O.P., sings a new arrangement of the traditional English hymn “Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life” in various locations in Manhattan and on the Brooklyn Bridge, wearing the medieval Dominican habit of his order. As the Christian Post reported in July, during the stormy World Youth Day festivities in Brazil, Pope Francis told young pilgrims: “I want you to take to the streets. I want the Church to take to the streets.” This version of “Come, My Way” was arranged by NYU graduate Edward David. Artists who wish to record the song and publishers who wish to print the score should contact George Goss at the Dominican Foundation, who will forward requests to the songwriter. In “Come, My Way,” Father Robert Koopmann, O.S.B. plays piano and Ms. Leah Sedlacek plays violin.

We wish the Blackfriars the best of luck in their evangelization efforts. We hope that they release more of this gentle music that we would love to hear during a Sunday service.

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