Tagged: Sacred Music

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Sacred (Romantic) Music Sunday

Happy Valentine’s Day! Since this Sacred Music Sunday post falls on Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to post some romantic sacred music.  Yes, there is such a thing.  I immediately thought...

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Sacred Music: The Ninety and Nine

As the daughter of a Jazz musician, I often struggled to like church hymns when I was in my early teens. The funerary pace at which most hymns were played, and the (un)written rules that...

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Sacred Music Sunday: O Magnum Mysterium

When it comes to music that is both Sacred and Christmas, O Magnum Mysterium by Dr. Morten Lauridsen succeeds beautifully on both counts. This work was inspired by the painting above, Still Life with Lemons, Oranges,...

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Sacred Music Sunday: “To Be a Pioneer”

I can’t believe I was 30 when I first heard this Primary song, but it’s fast become one of my favorites. I think it’s the best song to sing to celebrate Pioneer Day, which...

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Sacred Music: The Word Was God

  Allow me to acquaint, or reacquaint you with Dr. Rosephanye Dunn Powell, one of America’s premier female composers of choral music.  She is a Professor of Voice at Auburn University and has created choral...