Sermon – 11 October 2009 – Job

Here is this morning’s sermon. There is a short hiatus near the beginning whilst microphones were sorted out. Fortunately one member of the congregation decided that she did want to hear me preach rather than just see me preach and waved her arms until it was sorted out. Many thanks Peggy.

In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. Amen.

Let me begin by making sure that you know what polyphony is? This is a congregation where quite a lot of people probably do know what polyphony is. It is usually used as a musical term. It is used to describe different musical parts being sung together. Polyphony is where different parts are sung at the same time and sound lovely together.

At least that is the idea. Most choirs know of the experience of trying to sing different parts together and it not sounding lovely. Musical directors sometimes use different words to describe that experience – sometimes many descriptive words. [Read more…]