aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Well, well, well

This year is the 300th anniversary of Charles Wesley's birth. In honor of ol' Chuck, Asbury Theological Seminary is sponsoring a contest to solicit original compositions of new tunes for existing hymn texts by Charles Wesley. Entries are due by October.

Only Asbury students and alumni may enter. Which is why collinsmom plunked the flyer down in front of me. I've written some hymns in my day (though I'm usually better at fitting new words to old tunes than writing new tunes for old words).

So, I'm cogitating upon the possibilities, as you might say. I think I want to find a Charles Wesley hymn text that's fallen clean out of use -- something worth reviving. Then I'll have to start fooling around with guitar and piano and see if I can't get a melody fragment and/or chord structure going.

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