Come, Holy Spirit, God and Lord

Come, Holy Spirit, God and Lord. Prelude for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, organ, 3′. For the Installation of the Rev. Dr. Maurice Y. Lee, Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Abington, Pa., 13 Nov 2022, premiered by Emily Waltz, Kent Bergin, trumpets,...

A trip to Germany, 2022, Part 13

An unexpected delight was Miniwelt, “a small tour around the world” in the town of Liechtenstein in Saxony. You walk around the park and look at models of architectural marvels of the world. It drew me in, surprised, the longer I was there. The Taj Mahal,...

A trip to Germany, 2022, Part 12

East Germany wasn’t as hard on the Church as other communist countries have been, and are. Its members weren’t rounded up and shot, its houses of worship weren’t (for the most part) destroyed, it was allowed to function, within limits. But being a church member did...

A trip to Germany, 2022, Part 11

A word or two about the Erzgebirge dialect. Not only do all corners of Germany have different accents, corners of corners even have different words, or pronounce words so differently that they sound like different words. I said before how Friedrichsgrün becomes da...

A trip to Germany, 2022, Part 10

In the David Suchet Poirot series, in the movie Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, the detective orders Brown Windsor Soup, not knowing what it is, on the train to the country. When the plain bowl arrives, he pushes his spoon through it sadly, and questions the...

A trip to Germany, 2022, Part 9

I hope I am not given to sweeping statements, but traveling has enlightened me to genuine differences between America and Germany. This photo highlights one. America expects drivers to be inattentive, and installs signs everywhere, which are ignored. Germany trusts...