Music

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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Special Summer Music In July

Special Summer Music In July

As we have entered into our early summer worship services, we have already been blessed with beautiful and meaningful June offerings from Old First family members Richard K., and Anna & Alexa S. As we enter into July, I thought I would share the musical offerings coming up, so you...

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