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December 2, 2019

Of the Father's Love Begotten


Curtis Stephan invites us into his home to discuss his arrangement of the 4th- or 5th-century chant celebrating the mystery of the incarnation. Musicians will appreciate Curtis’ instruction on how to play his simple, jazz-inspired arrangement that is reverent and respectful, even as it breathes new life into the soaring ancient melody.

Of the Father’s love begotten,
Ere the worlds began to be.
He is Alpha and Omega.
He the source, the ending he,
Of the things that are, that have been,
And that future years shall see,
Evermore and evermore.

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