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Songs of Praise

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A harvest festival celebration. In his novel Under the Greenwood Tree
Thomas Hardy describes his grandfather's long-lost world of rustic orchestras that played in galleries in the west end of churches. By the 1870s they were gone, ousted by a new breed of Victorian high churchmen who demolished their galleries and burned their music. So what were they like?
With the help of today's Christians of the Puddletown and Abbotsbury areas of Dorset, Debbie Thrower goes back to 1840 to see how a bumper harvest was celebrated. Hymns: Come, Ye Thankful People Come (St George); 0 Come, Loud Anthems Let Us Sing; Come Thou
Conqueror of the Nations (Calcutta); Psalm 47 (Old Foster); Behold the Morning Star Arise; The Last Full Wain Has Come (Creation).
Producer Christopher Mann Editor Roger Hutchings
(Repealed tomorrow at 2. 15pm on BBC2) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Greenwood Tree
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Roger Hutchings

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