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June 9, 2019: “The Holy Spirit”, #515, composed by George Henry Day

Today’s Music: Hymn 515, (“The Holy Spirit”), is new to our congregation, at least in recent memory. Its composer was George Henry Day (1883-1966), who became a professional musician after beginning a career as an auditor for a manufacturing company. He was appointed choirmaster at St. Peter’s in New York City’s Chelsea Square, but continued his auditor’s job for two more years while taking music courses, graduating from New York College of Music in 1915. The hymn very explicitly changes mode from F minor to F major for its second half, with the melody nearly identical in each section. David Boelzner