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Crossing the bar 'Sunset and evening star'

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem Crossing the bar is rich in extended metaphor: the threshold separating life and death is likened to a sandbar which a ship crosses as it moves from the safety of the harbour to the oceanic expanse on the other side. The figure of Christ is compared to the ‘Pilot’ who directs the journey.

from notes by Chichester Cathedral © 2018


Lest we forget
Studio Master: SIGCD562Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 5 on CDA67398 [2'55]
Track 3 on SIGCD562 [2'51] Download only

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