Today, gentle readers, I offer you A Tale of Two Liturgical Moments. Because indeed, as our man Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The best of times was when I learned an arrangement of this African American spiritual in my seminary gospel choir; the harmonies were… Continue reading
Remember back when the news was bad and I was singing happy cheerful hope-filled hymns? It was hard; I struggled to get past my own fears and anger and see the message those songs at those times held for me. Well, what goes around comes around, I suppose. Yesterday, I spent the day in Boston… Continue reading
This is our happy, light Hymn. Not. A short post today, as I am traveling and typing this on my phone. I will say that the tune was deceptively harder than I expected – the intervals didn’t flow gracefully for me, and were at times discordant. Maybe that’s the point. This lyric is clearly not… Continue reading
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