Music

Choir Update for Summer Worship

Choir Update for Summer Worship

Dear cherished singers, So, it has been quite the year and a half living in this altered reality in our one-dimensional Zoom boxes. Indeed, I feel our church family has grown even closer through this experience, surprisingly! Hidden blessings. It has not been without its measure of...

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It’s Organ Sunday!

It’s Organ Sunday!

Continuing with our musical celebration of African-American History month,  I will share two traditional spirituals and one “composed” song by a well-known 20th century jazz performer. The Prelude is the beautiful “Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child” as...

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Organ Music for this Sunday!

Organ Music for this Sunday!

As we start the celebration of African-American History month, I’ll be sharing music by black composers or based on traditional spirituals. I begin with 3 seldom heard pieces.  The Prelude is “Lotus,” a song by Billy Strayhorn (a trumpet player in the Duke Ellington...

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Organ Sunday, January 19

Organ Sunday, January 19

My choices for service music include personal favorites–two based on Psalm 23 and another composed by a friend of my grandfather. The Prelude is a setting of the hymntune Consolation by American organist/composer, Gilbert Martin, from a collection of pieces by graduates and...

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