Monday, February 3, 2014

"Faith of Our Fathers": The Sawston Tradition

UK's The Catholic Herald published a story about Sawston Hall and the plans to buy and open it to the public as Catholic heritage center. Among the comments was the suggestion that "Faith of Our Fathers" be a featured hymn when the center is dedicated--with a pun on Sawston.

In the USA, we sing "Faith of Our Fathers" with the hymn tune St. Catherine, composed by Henri Frederick Hemy:

But in the U.K., and in Ireland, the tune is Sawston:

I learn something every day!

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