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A87937050 - Godspell: The Musical and the Hymnbook

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Entry: Godspell: The Musical and the Hymnbook - A87937050
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - U1590784

'Godspell' is my personal go-to Easter viewing. I thought it might be interesting to look at the sources for its texts and music.

smiley - dragon


A87937050 - Godspell: The Musical and the Hymnbook

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Pinniped

When I saw the subject, I was expecting a chance to be clever and point out the connection to my home city (Sheffield), but you got it in already.
Both James Montgomery and Ebenezer Elliot were adopted Sheffielders. Montgomery as you say was Scots-born and Elliot came from Rotherham. Both men have substantial statues in Sheffield. Both too were politically radical, and both feature prominently in a favourite book of mine, entitled “Sheffield Troublemakers”.
Not necessarily what you’d expect from hymn-writers, but these gents and many of their peers were very indignant about the inequalities of their times.


A87937050 - Godspell: The Musical and the Hymnbook

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Pinniped

...and a good Entry, btw!


A87937050 - Godspell: The Musical and the Hymnbook

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Thanks! smiley - smiley I was pleased to find the northern connection myself. There seems to be a kinship between those Sheffield troublemakers and a certain troublemaker from the Galilee.


A87937050 - Godspell: The Musical and the Hymnbook

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Pinniped

Too right.
I’m now tempted to ask your opinion of America’s Christian Right.
(Unconditional forgiveness notwithstanding, my reading of the liturgy does rather persuade me that they might be on slightly dodgy ground salvation-wise).
But of course such conjecture is entirely out of place when we’re supposed to be reviewing a Guide Entry.


A87937050 - Godspell: The Musical and the Hymnbook

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - angel Yes, we should stick to the music, I guess.

I think we're on the same page there. Since we're on the subject of Matthew's gospel, try Matthew 23:13-39 on for size. Of course, that passage makes for a good Stephen Schwartz song, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeBy1Ee8LCg


A87937050 - Godspell: The Musical and the Hymnbook

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - smiley Interesting Entry.


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