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					                                                                                                                                                                                                      * * * Mommq News • Saturday, September 6, 1997                       3B

                                                                                                        The death of Diana

Today on TV                                               Sun.
                                                          • ABC rebroadcasts funeral.
                                                                                                                                                                               • C-SPAN repeats BBC's coverage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • History Channel airs four hour special
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from Britain's Shy TV
                                                          9aj«.                                                     E! rebroadcasts coverage.                                  • CNN airs three-hour special. "Diana,                  9(un.
• Continuing coverage of funeral on CNN,                  • CNN rebroadcasts funeral coverage.                                                                                 Princess of Wales. Royal Tribute."                      • A&E airs "Biography Prince William."
NBC. Fox. CBS, C-SPAN. A&E, E!                            ^^                                                      • Lifetime reruns the minisenes "Diana: Her                  • CBS special "Farewell to a Princess."
Entertainment Television and Fox.                         ^l". „, L      _,     „     ,_ „ ^                      True Story," based on a biography by                         • Ufetime airs BBC funeral coverage.
                                                          • C-SPAN rebroadcasts British Broadcasting              Andrew Morton                                                                                                        • Lifetime airs "Diana: Legacy of a
                                                                                                                                                                               • A&E shows "Biography: Princess Diana."
                                                          coverage.                                                                                                                                                                    Princess," hosted by Elizabeth Vargas.

Goodbye,                                                                                                                                                                                                             Time is too slow                      Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for those who wait,                      highlights
                                                                                                                                                                                                              too swift for those who fear,                Musk
                                                                                                                                                                                                             too long for those who grieve,                Pnnervicc munct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Prelude on the hymn
                                                                                                                                                                                                            too short for those who rejoice,               tune 'Eventide'

England's rose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 but for those who love,                   Hubert Parry (1848-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        time is eternity.                  1918)"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Prelude on the hymn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tune 'Rhosymedre'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ralph Vaughan Williams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Fantasia in C minor,
                            i&jj VvMPUMy •^^S^rt^^WBwP                              military cortege paraded his coffin                                                                                                                                    BWV537
                            Kaight-Ridder Newspaffers                               through the streets of London and the                                                                                                                                  Joharm Sebastian Bach
Elton John performed                                                                modern ceremonial funeral was born                                                                                                                                     • Canon
this song at this              While Princess Diana's funeral is                    in Britain.         . . .                                                                                                                                              Joham Pachelbel
morning's funeral. The      shaping up to be a thoroughly modern                      Royal rites of passage weren't                                                                                                                                       (1653-1706)
lyrics were rewritten by    affair, much of the solemn ceremony                     always such grand spectacles. Their                                                                                                                                    • Prelude
his partner Bemie           will be steeped in military tradition                   weddings and funerals tended to be                                                                                                                                     William Harris (1883-
Taupin.                     dating to the last century.                             small, private affairs. But by the late
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1973)     '
                               From the gun carriage used to cany                   19th century the royal family hired
                            her coffin through the streets of                       specialists to plan ceremonies and
rose; may you ever grow     London to the military regiment that                    invent rituals that would increase
in our hearts.              will accompany it, the funeral will be                  public support of the monarchy,                                                                                                                                        • Guiseppe Verdi (1813»~
You were the grace that     laced with rituals more appropriate                     according to Less.                                                                                                                                                     1901)fromThe           II
                            for kings and warriors.                                   "Nobody made any plans for Queen                                                                                                                                     Requiem.                  \
placed itself where lines      "The only people outside the                         Victoria's funeral (in 1901) and it was a                                                                                                                              •The King of Love My "
were torn apart.            monarchy who were granted state                         huge debacle," said Virginia                                                                                                                                           Shepardis
You called out to our       funerals were Winston Churchill, the                    Newmyer, a British cultural and social                                                                                                                                 J.B. Dykes (1823-76) <**.
country, and you            Duke of Wellington and Lord Nelson,"                    historian, "Nobody knew quite what to                                                                                                                                  H.W. Baker (1821-77) ' :
whispered to those in       said Lynn Less, chairwoman of the                       do. A sovereign had not died since
                            history department at the University                    1837."                                                                                                                                                                 Psalm 23.
pain.                                                                                  Nonetheless, the last minute affair                                                                                                                                 •Candle in the Wind __
                            of Pennsylvania.
Now you belong to              They were all military figures/ all                  boosted the monarchy's popularity,                                                                                                                                     BemieTaupinA            "il
heaven, and the stars       male and all linked to war, The cere-                   marking a new high point for the royal                                                                                                                                 Elton John              ^
spell out your name.        mony was worked out in the context of                   family as it entered the 20th century.                                                                                                                                 • Air from County Gerry -*"
                            the military which was extremely                          After that kings and queens began                                                                                                                                    in G Petrie: The Ancient^"*
And it seems to me you      appropriate."                                           planning their own send-offs, includ-                                                                                                                                  Music of Ireland
lived your life like a         Princess Diana is not having a state                 ing Victoria's son Edward VTJ, who                                                                                                                                     Howard Arnold Walter.
candle in the wind:         funeral but a royal hybrid, mixing ele-                 coordinated a big to-do for his own
Never farJng with the       ments of astate funeral with populist                   demise, which came just six years
suriset when the rain       touches.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Prelude in C minor
                               In 1806 when Lord Nelson died, a
set in.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BWy 546. Joham
And your footsteps will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sebastian Bach
always fall here, along
England's greenest Nils;    Savannah says its own farewells
Your candle burned out                                                               Symphony Chorus—will be preparing
long before your legend     Savannah Morning News                                    for the service until that time.
ever will.                                                                             Books of remembrance will be                                                                                                                                        If I should die and leave
                               Savannahiaus will gather at historic                  placed on the sidewalk in front of the                                                                                                                                you here awhile.
Loveliness weVe lost;                                                                church, Feddern said. "Normally, the
                            Christ Church on Johnson Square                                                                                                                                                                                                 Be not like others, sore
these empty days            today to pay their respects and                          books would be inside the church, but
without your smile.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         undone, who keep
                            remember Diana, Princess of yfales.                     'these are not ordinary circumstances."                                                                                                                                 Long vigils by the silent
This torch well always         Mourners will be able to sign a book                     "The remembrance books will
carry for our nation's                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      dust, and weep.
                            of remembrance and will be given an                      arrive about 11 ajn.," said Samuel
golden child.               opportunity to contribute to the                         Carleton, president of the local branch                                                                                                                                For my sake-turn
                            Phoenix Project in Savannah. The pro-                    of the English Speaking Union of the                                                                                                                                   again tojrfe and smite,
And even though we try,                                                              United States. He said mourners can                                                                                                                                    Nerving thy heart and
                            ject "benefits people living with AIDS,
the truth brings us to      who were among the special concerns                    . begin signing the books as soon as                                                                                                                                    trembling hand,to do
tears; All our words -      of the princess.                                        they arrive.                                                                                                                                                           Something to comfort
cannot express the joy       • Doors to the approximately 000-seat                     Carleton suggested that those writ-                                                                                                                                 other hearts than trine
you brought us through      sanctuary of the Episcopal church at                     ing in the books "Be as brief as possi-                                                                                                                               Complete those dear
the years.                  28 Bull St will open at 11:30 a.m., 30                   ble, as a matter of courtesy,, to those                                                                                                                               unfinished tasks of mine
Goodbye England's rose,     minutes before the start of the public                   who are behind you in the line."                                                                                                                                      And I, perchance, may
                            memorial service and just hours after                       He said the books will be sent to the                                                                                                                              therein comfort you.
from a country lost         the princess' funeral in London.                         British embassy in Washington, D.C.
without your soul,             Irene Feddern, organist and choir-                    The English Speaking Union worked
Who'll miss the wings of    master at Christ Church, said the choir                  in cooperation with Christ Church to.
your compassion more        — made up of voices from Christ                          hold the service after receiving a num-
                                                                                     ber of telephone calls, Carleton said.                                                                                                                                I am the resurrection " -
than you'll ever know.      Church, Wesley Monumental United                                                                                    WMam, left, and Prince Hairy view tributes left in memory of their mother. Above,
                            Methodist Church and the Savannah                        He is expecting a large crowd.                                                                                                                                        and the life, saith the
                                                                                                                                                 Diana and the boys on a boat ride hi Niagara Falls, Orrt., In 1991.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lord: he that believeth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in me, though he were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           dead, yet shall he live;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and whosoever liveth .,
                                                                                                                                           Diana's coffin                                                                                                  and believeth in me
                                                                                                                                           Will rest before the high altar on a                                                                            shall never die. (John ••
Westminster Abbey                                                                                    Western towers were built
                                                                                                     In 1734-45; architecture by
                                                                                                                                           catafalque, an ornamental stand.
                                                                                                                                           Her head wiH point east          ~                                                                              11:25,26)

Princess Diana's funeral ceremony will be held                                                       Nicholas Hawksmoor                                                                                                                                    I know that my         __
in London's Westminster Abbey, the traditional                                                                                                                                                                                     Tombs                   Redeemer liveth. and
place of rest for British royals. Since 1066, royal                                                                                                                                                                             More than                  that he shad stand at - •
coronations have taken place in the church - the                                                                                                                                                                             3,000 people                  the latter day upon the
last in 1953 (Queen Elizabeth's).                                                                                                                                                                                         are buried in the                earth: and though after -*
                                                                                                                     Spencer family seating                                                                               abbey, including                 my skin worms destroy ."•.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        members of royalty                 this body, yet in my    !".
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and other notable                 flesh shall I see God; *:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Britons.                whom I shall see for
 Diana's                                                                                                                                                       Altai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           myself, and mine eyes
 resting place                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             shall behold, and not £
 The body of Princess Diana win                                                                                                                                                                                                                            another. (Job 19:25-27$
 be buried on the island on the                                   Family procession
                                                                  Members of the royal and Spencer                                                                                Royal family seating                                                     We brought nothing into
 grounds of the Spencer family's
 550-acre estate.                                                 families will follow the coffin                                                                                                                                                          this world, and it is
                                                                  out of the abbey.                                                                                                                                                                        certain we can carry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           nothing out. The Lord
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           gave, and the Lord hath
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           taken away;
                                                                   Guest stating                                                                                                                                                                           the name of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Poets' Corner                   Timothy 6: 7; Job 1: 21)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ^Statues of famous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tish writers such                Thou knowest. Lord, the
                                                                                                                                                Monastery Hall                                                                ^hakespeare                  secrets of our hearts;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I Dickens                shut not thy merciful
                                                                                                                          Media seating                                                                                                                    ears unto our prayer;
                                                                                                                          Balconies of scaffolding have been built in the nave                                                                             but spare us, Lord most
                                                                                                                          to accommodate about 200 members of the media                                                                                    holy. 0 God most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           mighty. 0 holy and most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           merciful Savior, thou
                                                                                                                                                                                              The royal                                                    most worthy Judge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           eternal, suffer us not, at
                                                                                                                                                                                              flag and the
                                                                  Great                                                                                                                                                                                    our last hour, for any
                                                                                                                                                                                              significance of the rViarkings
                                                                  West Door                                                                                                                                                                                pains of death, to fall
                                                                                                                                                                                              Called the "Standard for other members                       from Ihee. Amen (Book
                                                                   Pallbearers will carry the coffin                                                                                          of the royal family "
                                                                   into and out of the church through                                                                                                                Lady -harp                            of Common Prayer)
                                                                   this entrance.                                                                                                                                    symbolizes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Northern Ireland                      I heard a voice from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           heaven, saying unto me.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rampant lion
                                                                  Diana's cortege                                                                    Tfac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            symbolizes                     Write. From henceforth
                                                                  The casket carrying                                           » bearer             bearers                                                                   :otland,                    blessed are the dead
                                                                  Diana, Princess of Wales                                                                                                                                  the Heurs de lis               which die in the Lord:
                                                                  is to be drawn on a gun                                                                               Lead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            show protection                even so saith the Spirit:
                                                                  carriage from Kensington                                                                                                                                  from France                    for they rest from their
                                                                  Palace to Westminster                                                                                                                                     English lions                  labours. Revelation
                                                                                                                                               Hand horses (ndertoss)                          Ermine border
                                                                                                       onboard                                                      T
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