If anyone knows what that organ work was, please tell me.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Kennedy Funeral - Music Question
The last work listed in the official order of the service for Ted Kennedy's funeral today is "America the Beautiful," played as a recessional as Senator Kennedy's coffin left Our Lady of Perpetual Help. But they ran out of verses, and the organist played something magnificent and severe that I did not recognize. As the coffin was enshrouded with an American flag by the honor guard, that work ended and the chorus started in on "Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen," from the Brahms Requiem.