Today is the Last Sunday after Epiphany and the last one before Lent.
I hadn't really planned to do anything for today, but then I thought I should, so, this is what I came up with!
Philip Moore (born 30 September 1943) is an English composer and organist. He attended Maidstone Grammar School and the Royal College of Music.
After this he was Assistant Music Master and Organist at Eton College. He became Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral in 1968, and was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral in 1974. He succeeded Francis Jackson in 1983 as Organist and Master of the Music at York Minster, a post he held until his retirement in 2008. In 2015 he began a two-year term as President of the Royal College of Organists.
He has composed works for organ, including instrumental works, cantatas for choir and orchestra, and many pieces of Church music. These include anthems, for worship and carols.
In 2016, the Archbishop of Canterbury awarded him the Cranmer Award for Worship "for his contribution to the English choral tradition as a composer, arranger and performer".
I met Philip Moore during my time at Ripon, and had a chance to work with him in the Three Choirs Festival (Durham, Ripon and York).
"Processional" dates from 1996, and is found in "Pageant for Pipes," published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
It is a short and attractive work with "mildly modern" harmonies and a good swing to it.
Just to be sure that this WAS the last chance before Lent, I managed to give the Solo tuba a brief toot before the end! ;-)
Several photos of Philip Moore are attached below.