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Lent music: Easter Saturday round up

What better than to meditate on the words of this beautiful work.

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Lent music: Crucifixion

One of my fondest memories of school days is being involved in the music programme. I was fortunate to be able to receive lessons for violin, clarinet and sing in the school choir. I also managed to pass the new (age alert) GCSE qualification in Music. During this time I sang in a community choir,…

Old favourites re-worked

There are many renditions of one of the most well known of the Psalms, The Lord is my shepherd. This is a re-worked version that I actually like, it retains the peacefulness that the words convey and it honours the great truth,” Your goodness will lead me home.”   In contrast any hip hop rappers…

The world in which we live

A favourite hymn of mine.  One of the first that I learned how to harmonise.  I love finding different interpretations artists will have for the same tune and lyrics.  This one appeared on my Spotify discover weekly list this morning; I would say picture me singing along with it but probably not.  Enjoy it and do sing along yourself!

Be happy, be joyful, be grateful.

 

 

 

Grace and Beauty

I was a violin player in my younger years, perhaps not appreciating the beauty and sound of the instrument as much then as I do now and extended to all string instruments in particular. Also in music lessons at school we studied Saint-Saëns,  The Carnival of Animals.  The almost haunting melody of the swan described…

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