Time Change Sunday Hymn

Time Change Sunday Hymn November 2, 2018

As a fan of progressive rock, you might have assumed this post would be about church music in varying time signatures, alternating between 7/8 and 9/8 with the congregation struggling to keep up. But instead, it is about music crafted precisely for the experience some will have this Sunday, which is not unlike congregational singing in awkward time signatures, namely the changing of the clocks overnight.

Cristiano Rizzotto shared this on Facebook:

If you ever include it in a service as a result of seeing it here, let me know! That includes actually singing it, but also merely printing it as a bulletin insert for the amusement of the congregation. You can find separate pdfs of the spring and fall lyrics on the website of the United Methodist Church.

Finally, here’s a performance of the piece at a choir rehearsal, used for the purpose of warming up:

After all that, need I still remind you to change your clocks before going to bed tomorrow (Saturday), if you live in a part of the world that observes the end of Daylight Saving Time at this point on the calendar?

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