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Reagan's Funeral Music
Fox News | 6/10/04 | conservativeinferno

Posted on 06/11/2004 10:52:54 AM PDT by conservativeinferno

Does anyone know the two beautiful songs played while Reagan's casket was being removed from the Washington Cathedral?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: hymns; music; reaganfuneral; reagansfuneral; ronaldreagan
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1 posted on 06/11/2004 10:52:55 AM PDT by conservativeinferno
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To: conservativeinferno

Yes, the theme from We Were Soldiers.


2 posted on 06/11/2004 10:54:08 AM PDT by x1stcav (Remember Pat Tillman)
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To: conservativeinferno

Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save


3 posted on 06/11/2004 10:54:44 AM PDT by January24th
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To: x1stcav

Was that a Movie? Do you know where we can purchase it?


4 posted on 06/11/2004 10:54:48 AM PDT by HOYA97 (Hoya Saxa = What Rocks)
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To: HOYA97

A classic Vietnam film from early 2002 starring/produced/directed by, Mel Gibson. About the first major battle of the Vietnam War. You can buy the DVD or the soundtrack on CD almost anywhere.


5 posted on 06/11/2004 10:58:15 AM PDT by x1stcav (Remember Pat Tillman)
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To: HOYA97
You can hear it Here. Lyrics too.
6 posted on 06/11/2004 10:59:04 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Leroy S. Mort

wow, your good.


7 posted on 06/11/2004 11:01:35 AM PDT by Boxsford
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To: HOYA97
***THE MANSIONS OF THE LORD***
from the movie "We Were Soldiers"

To fallen soldiers let us sing
Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing
Our broken brothers let us bring
To the Mansions of the Lord

No more bleeding, no more fight
No prayers pleading through the night
Just divine embrace, eternal light
In the Mansions of the Lord

Where no mothers cry and no children weep
We will stand and guard though the angels sleep
Through the ages safely keep
The Mansions of the Lord
8 posted on 06/11/2004 11:03:13 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: x1stcav

One was "Mansions in the Sky". We sung that at an I Love America celebrations several years ago. A very beautiful song.


9 posted on 06/11/2004 11:03:22 AM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel)
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To: conservativeinferno

bump for later


10 posted on 06/11/2004 11:05:31 AM PDT by P8riot
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To: x1stcav

That's amazing it's from a movie. I'd never heard it but commented that it sounded like a movie soundtrack. Of course, I was thinking more along the Lord of the Rings and thought it odd. But now, knowing it was from that movie, it's fitting.


11 posted on 06/11/2004 11:05:39 AM PDT by clarissaexplainsitall (stewed tomatoes are just plain gross)
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To: Leroy S. Mort
You can hear it Here. Lyrics too.

Oh great! Look what you've done! Went to the site, heard the song and my darn allergies started acting up (blink..blink...) and now my eyes are watering like crazy.(sniff...sniff...)

"You shall not die, but merely sleep as if in a cradle. And when you awake at dawn, it shall be to eternal life." -- Martin Luther to his dying daughter Lene.

12 posted on 06/11/2004 11:12:49 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Born with the gift of laughter & a sense that the world was mad.")
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To: January24th

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/e/t/eternalf.htm


13 posted on 06/11/2004 11:19:26 AM PDT by Reborn
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To: x1stcav

You are right. I was thinking of the hymn played at the removal from the Capitol building. Good going!


14 posted on 06/11/2004 11:20:56 AM PDT by January24th
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To: conservativeinferno

bump!


15 posted on 06/11/2004 11:22:23 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Guys like John Kerry spit on guys like me. I've been waiting 33 years to spit back.")
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To: January24th

I couldn't believe my ears. I was on one of the few business calls I'll take today and heard it in the background off of Fox News. Took me a few seconds.


16 posted on 06/11/2004 11:26:26 AM PDT by x1stcav (Remember Pat Tillman)
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Is it traditional? I thought it was written for the movie. Any background?


17 posted on 06/11/2004 11:29:54 AM PDT by x1stcav (Remember Pat Tillman)
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To: conservativeinferno

The music was fine but what I really wanted to hear was something from Frank Sinatra.
He did one or two really great songs one of them being "The Country I Live", think thats the title, that would have great. Of course they could have played "My Way" also.


18 posted on 06/11/2004 11:31:18 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: conservativeinferno
The music played as Andrews AFB was the largo from Dvorak's eighth ("From the New World" symphony.

It subsequently has been incorporated into the hymn "Going Home" in the style of a Negro spiritual.

19 posted on 06/11/2004 11:33:18 AM PDT by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
The music was fine but what I really wanted to hear was something from Frank Sinatra.

Bad idea, all things considered.

20 posted on 06/11/2004 11:34:31 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: conservativeinferno

Didn't the congregation sing "Ode to Joy"?


21 posted on 06/11/2004 11:41:45 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: x1stcav
Is it traditional? I thought it was written for the movie. Any background?

It was written for the film. There is some background HERE

22 posted on 06/11/2004 11:43:57 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: conservativeinferno

Who was the tenor who sang "Ave Maria"? Beautiful.


23 posted on 06/11/2004 11:43:59 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: conservativeinferno

Anybody catch that Ronan Tynan was supposed to do "Ave Maria" according to other posts but did "Amazing Grace" instead? That song, haunting however it is performed, was taken to another level, IMO. Combining that with "The Mansions of the Lord" and "We Were Soldiers" theme as the recessional, this has to be the ultimate example of the use of music in a time of grief.


24 posted on 06/11/2004 11:46:13 AM PDT by T-Bird45
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To: T-Bird45

Mr. Tynan did sing Ave Maria. It was at the beginning.


25 posted on 06/11/2004 11:47:55 AM PDT by FoxInSocks
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To: conservativeinferno; January24th; x1stcav; HOYA97; Leroy S. Mort; P8riot
The entire order of the service, with all hymns and words, is posted at

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1151544/posts

26 posted on 06/11/2004 11:53:20 AM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: conservativeinferno

Thanks for this informative thread..I wondered about the names of the songs. I loved listening to the irish tenor.


bookmarked to read later.


27 posted on 06/11/2004 11:53:42 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: T-Bird45

I loved hearing him sing amazing grace..I would love to have his cd..especially with that song on it..


28 posted on 06/11/2004 11:54:47 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: churchillbuff

THANKS!


29 posted on 06/11/2004 11:55:05 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: Salvation

Ronan Tynan


30 posted on 06/11/2004 11:56:17 AM PDT by SAMS
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To: conservativeinferno
Here's my post from the funeral thread:

If you all will indulge one more post about "Mansions of the Lord", here is the scoop, as best I know it.

The lyrics were written by Randall Wallace, the director and screenwriter for "We Were Soldiers" (he was also the screenwriter for "Braveheart" and "Pearl Harbor"). The music was written as part of the soundtrack for WWS by Nick Glennie-Smith.

It's wonderful to hear it on the WWS soundtrack, but I must say, if you want the full impact, rent WWS (warning: it's a graphic war movie along the lines of "Saving Private Ryan" - not for the young). As one not normally given to crying at movies, the scene where Mel Gibson's character returns home from Viet Nam got me going, and "Mansions of the Lord" over the end titles REALLY moved me.

A beautiful, majestic tribute to the fallen soldier who now lives in the presence of the Lord God Almighty.

31 posted on 06/11/2004 11:58:02 AM PDT by branch15_5
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To: FoxInSocks

my error...missed the start...thanks


32 posted on 06/11/2004 12:25:24 PM PDT by T-Bird45
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To: conservativeinferno

I thought all the music was beautifully done, but was blown away by "Mansions of the Lord". I printed the service out so that I could read the lyrics to the hymns as they were sung. Thanks to those who linked to that information. I will have to buy that movie. I have TIVOed it on my wish list and watched it again. In fact I TIVOed everything about Mel Gibson and have been awash in his movies.


33 posted on 06/11/2004 12:45:50 PM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: x1stcav; Leroy S. Mort

Thanks! I'd forgotten how beautiful that was.


34 posted on 06/11/2004 12:51:15 PM PDT by livius
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To: SAMS

He had a wonderful voice.


35 posted on 06/11/2004 9:10:14 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: conservativeinferno; All

Readers interested in downloading a .pdf file of the entire listing of funeral music played at the Washington National Cathedral can do so here:

http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/pdfs/servicemusic040611.pdf

Please be advised that you will need a minimum of the Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view this file. You can get the free Acrobat Reader here:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html

The document prints out to five pages so I won't try to reproduce it here. It includes lyrics, a timeline of events in the service as well as interesting information like this:

"NOTE:
After the service the Bourdon Bell [Tenor bell] is tolled 40 times, representing President Reagan’s
order among the Presidents of the United States. The 4’ 7” Tenor bell (D) weighs 3,588 pounds.
As the Cortège and Processions leave the church, the Washington Ringing Society now rings a halfmuffled
full peal of Stedman Caters, comprising 5101 changes, on the Ten-Bell Ring of
Washington National Cathedral."


36 posted on 06/11/2004 11:13:26 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Salvation
Didn't the congregation sing "Ode to Joy"?

They sure did and it gave me Gods Bumps, all over.

37 posted on 06/11/2004 11:18:28 PM PDT by Texas Mom
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To: Texas Mom

The best music was at the end of the ceremony, when they were carrying Reagan's casket. They were playing this amazing organ music. There replaying the ceremony on Fox and Cspan right now. I got to tape that part.


38 posted on 06/11/2004 11:20:42 PM PDT by Adam36
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To: conservativeinferno

I dont know but I absolutely bawled my eyes out. I was doing all right until that song was played. I am SO glad you asked this because I have been wondering about it all day.


39 posted on 06/11/2004 11:21:02 PM PDT by lawgirl (God to womankind: "Here's Cary Grant. Now don't tell me I never gave you anything.")
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Thanks, but now I am bawling again.


40 posted on 06/11/2004 11:21:58 PM PDT by lawgirl (God to womankind: "Here's Cary Grant. Now don't tell me I never gave you anything.")
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To: lawgirl

If anyone watching Cpan now. This is the music I liked.


41 posted on 06/11/2004 11:39:41 PM PDT by Adam36
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To: quidnunc
The music played as Andrews AFB was the largo from Dvorak's eighth ("From the New World" symphony.

It subsequently has been incorporated into the hymn "Going Home" in the style of a Negro spiritual.

Thank you for that information. That was another beautiful piece of music that caught my ear today.

42 posted on 06/11/2004 11:47:14 PM PDT by nutmeg (God bless President Ronald Reagan)
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Everyone should take note there are two albums that call themselves the "soundtrack" from We Were Soldiers. The music from the funeral is "End Credits" track #17. The other CD is a compilation of various artists like Johnny Cash. If you go to Barnes and Noble, you can hear all the tracks and get the correct CD.


43 posted on 06/12/2004 3:30:57 AM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: nutmeg
It's Dvorak's Ninth Symphony. The spiritual came first. Dvorak came to America and was inspired to write this masterpiece by the folk songs of the New World.
44 posted on 06/12/2004 4:51:21 AM PDT by Mad-Margaret
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To: Texas Mom; Salvation
Yes and no--the music is an arrangement from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, which has been adapted for a number of hymns. The lyrics were not, however Schiller's "Ode to Joy."

In this case the hymn is "Sing with all the saints in glory." The music is also used in the hymn "Joyful, Joyful, we adore thee."

45 posted on 06/13/2004 12:44:31 AM PDT by the bottle let me down (Still tilting at windmills)
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To: the bottle let me down

As the funeral procession moved toward the Capitol, The marching band was playing portions of a military score that seemed to match the cadence. As I listened to it, tips of shining bayonets passed across my screen. Does anyone know
the name of arrangement?


46 posted on 06/13/2004 10:16:54 AM PDT by TET1968
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To: conservativeinferno
Many Godly humns (eg> "Eternal Father, Strong to Save," "Immortal, Invisible") are very well done by the London Philharmonic on the "Hymns Triumphant" album. I only mention it because such albums are rather rare today.

A broader question to raise is why these reverential hymns have been replaced by the very "un-edifying" pop/contemporary "Jesus music" in the fundamentalist churches.

47 posted on 06/13/2004 10:43:50 AM PDT by Zechariah11
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To: conservativeinferno

The Army Band/Chorus at the Reagan Library on Friday was very good. There was a black soldier there who sang one of the most beautiful solos I've ever heard.


48 posted on 06/13/2004 10:58:31 AM PDT by Zechariah11
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To: T-Bird45

Ronan Tynan did sing Ave Maria at the very beginning. The best I have heard. Later he sang Amazing Grace. Good, although Amazing grace is overused.


49 posted on 06/13/2004 11:14:54 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Must get moose and squirrel ... B. Badanov)
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To: conservativeinferno
This would be a great thread to ask a few questions that kept nagging me during the last few days of non-stop TV viewing. Unfortunately, I viewed CSPAN most of the time because I hate the incessant jabbering on the regular channels, including FOX.

Who was the two-star general who escorted Mrs. Reagan? What is his normal role in the Navy?
I know the officer who presented the flag from the coffin to Mrs. Reagan is the Captain of the USS Ronald Reagan, but I missed his name.

Finally, where will the President be "buried"? Where exactly is the crypt? Somewhere near (or under) the pedestal where the coffin rested at the presidential library at the end of the ceremonies? Anyone know?

50 posted on 06/13/2004 11:40:45 AM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either.)
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