Month: July 2019

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Guerrieri: Mine Heart Is Ready (2019) (PDF, 176 Kb)

Guerrieri: O God, If Thou Art Love Indeed! (PENDLETON’S HILL 8.8.8.8.8.8) (2019) (PDF, 30 Kb)

I am getting near the end of my tenure as music director of the Presbyterian Church in Sudbury, but a couple of new pieces have snuck in under the deadline of my impending relocation. The first one is particularly noteworthy: an anthem marking the installation of the Rev. Desiree Lawson, our new pastor. After five long years, the flock has found a long-term shepherd! I am looking forward to watching jealously from a distance as great things transpire in Sudbury.

Also, another hymn. I may be starting to get the hang of these, after all these years—and just when I will no longer have a church choir and congregation on which to experiment. Time to brainstorm….

Found the trouble, then?

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My new book, The Black Archive: Horror of Fang Rock, the 33rd in Obverse Books’ essential series of monographs exploring the universe-spanning televised narrative of Doctor Who, is out today. Order a copy! If you have an interest in the show—or in the relative lighting power of oil and electricity, or the scavenging habits of coastal Scots, or the hidden 19th-century history of tentacular monsters, or Leslie Stephen’s anti-materialist philosophy, or the numerology of the tarot, or Guglielmo Marconi’s marital misadventures, or Odysseus consulting with the dead—you will hopefully find something interesting. They always said the Beast of Fang Rock would be back….