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Article | May 12, 2020

Christopher Keady plays Francis Poulenc’s ‘Novelette in C Major’ for “Music Lives On At Grace”

Blog|Brendan Byrne

Our musicians are keeping their skills up while we all shelter in place by learning new music! Today, we’re sharing another piece that Christopher Keady, our Assistant Director of Music, has learned during this time at home.

He says, “I’m going to play for you a piece by Francis Poulenc, a 20th century French composer. We often sing his four motets at Grace Cathedral. He wrote in many different forms, but you can often detect a little bit of irony as well as a lot of romanticism in his music, and you can even detect those two things in this short piece. This is his ‘Novelette in C Major.’” Enjoy Christopher’s playing, and share it with someone you think could use some music to brighten their life right now.

Join us on Thursdays at 5:15pm for Choral Evensong, and hear music on the instrument Christopher usually plays, our remarkable Aeolian-Skinner organ.


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