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David Drinkell

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Elspeth and I sang in a concert last night with the University of New Brunswick Chorale - they needed a few extra voices to pad them out a bit. One of the items was a setting of the Lord's Prayer by a composer who had come to live here in Fredericton after the last war, having been a refugee. At the top of the copies, it said "Text: Unknown".

 

Slightly odd, if you think about it....

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Elspeth and I sang in a concert last night with the University of New Brunswick Chorale - they needed a few extra voices to pad them out a bit. One of the items was a setting of the Lord's Prayer by a composer who had come to live here in Fredericton after the last war, having been a refugee. At the top of the copies, it said "Text: Unknown".

 

Slightly odd, if you think about it....

Oh, I thought that was a certain Jesus of Nazareth, if memory serves. Perhaps God doesn't count when it comes to composing texts, and I'm sure that he wouldn't contest anyone trying to ignore his copyright!

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For the aetheist it's all poppycock and the (long-expired) copyright lies with some anonymous, pre-historic yarn-spinner. From that point of view, the attribution is perfectly reasonable - but of course you knew that really. :)

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