Tag: music

  • #191: Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face

    (Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith) 1 Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face, Here would I touch and handle things unseen, Here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace, And all my weariness upon Thee lean. 2 Here would I feed […]

  • Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet

    Back in December I sang three times at the Nelson-Atkins Museum here in Kansas City, MO as part of their a capella open call: A cappella Open Call Thursdays through Sundays November 25 – December 23 |12:30 p.m. (one performance per day) Calling all choral groups! Transform iconic museum spaces through the power of your a […]

  • Maginot Line for Classrooms

    We will see if the above actually works on the blog. But is is about a device that secures classrooms by barricading the doors. Yes, holing up where the invader knows someone must be, since it is blocked up. So just take the gun and shoot the door open like they do in the movies, […]

  • Songflower concert Sunday, April 3

    Today’s post is a promo for the singing group I’m newly joined.  Sunday is my first concert with the group. I got recruited because of my experience with Madrigals — the concert is one of Jazz and Madrigals. It is a wonderfully eclectic mix of some of the hottest sets both old and new. See […]

  • Whispering Hope

    This song was taken quickly into the church, though it isn’t deep enough theologically to fit into the 100 hymns everyone should know. There really isn’t anything deeply theological anywhere. But it has a nice melody, even if a little expansive.  Need a lot of support, which isn’t that easy to do while playing and singing. […]

  • Scorecard — Encouraging the church to sing

    I read this blog yesterday when it came out, and thought it was good enough to share, but I didn’t want to just reblog it. So instead, follow the link above, and then follow my comments below on the 13 steps. One of the reasons I enjoy attending Avondale United Methodist Church is because it […]

  • Musical trends

    We have listened to a lot of Christmas music over the past couple of months. I have performed a lot of it it too. In that time certain elements have become obvious to the current performance of Christmas music. For one thing, in many places the performance of the traditional carols are fading away. The […]

  • AUMC 100 — Musical Celebration

    One of the things that really makes my family feel at home at AUMC is the commitment they have to quality music of a great variety, and using it in a truly integrated way in the worship  and family life of the church community. Following the Worship Service and the Anniversary Dinner, the day’s events […]

  • Sing Praise to God — In the third person

    I’m doing a reference to another blog again. Ponder Anew put up another wonderful ponderment about the word choices, in this case, which person of pronoun — first, second or third — is best for worship and why. So go over there, read and contemplate, and then comment here or there about it. Or you can […]

  • The distracting beat of the drummer

    Have you ever tried to dance a waltz while polka music was playing? Have you ever tried to sing a madrigal while bongo drums were playing? Okay, my examples might be a little far afield.  I thought of the first one earlier today as a sort of metaphor. The second one, though I have actually […]