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Feather's Miscellany: In Memoriam

John Waddington-Featherís poem pays tribute to his friend David Grundy who died recently. David wrote the music and John the words for a large number of hymns.

You have played your last note here,
yet in some griefless organ-loft you still pound out
toccatas and fugues in joyful fortissimos;
and there, youíll go on making rafters blithely ring
with hymns and allelujah choruses.

A void you may have left us here, but there youíll fill
whole heavens with celestial notes and sound,
making sweet music with both instrument and voice

Your legacy we will relish ever, maestro,
until we meet again; then rapt in sound together join
with you in endless praise of God.

John Waddington-Feather ©


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