Sacred Music Friday: Look at the World

It’s been too long since I’ve shared a John Rutter work. Enjoy!

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, February 17, 2008, The Mark Thallander Foundation Choir Festival

Sacred Music Friday: Prayer

Prayer by Rene Clausen. Plymouth Choir of First Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska. Tom Trenney, conductor.

Secular Music Friday: March Forth – The Grammar Song

Yes, I know it is Lent. Yes, I know that Ash Wednesday was this week. But I’m in the need for some whimsy, and tomorrow is National Grammar Day. So, please, enjoy!

Sacred Music Friday: We’ve Come This Far By Faith

I’ve shared this before, but it is a favorite.

Sacred Music Friday: Lift Every Voice and Sing

The Metropolitan Baptist Church morning hymn on 18 January 2009 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Jason Powell, organ and Steven Allen, piano.

Secular Music Friday: Change of Heart

This Holy Near song is from 1993 and the video is from 2012, but both are as appropriate as ever today. There is an inspiring message of hope here.

Sacred Music Friday: Song of Simeon

Yesterday was the Feast of the Presentation, the story and song of Simeon found in Luke 2:25-35. The Latin version of the Song of Simeon is Nunc Dimittis, which I shared a couple of weeks back. This is my favorite version of the Song of Simeon in English, both because of the music and because of the message conveyed in the video. If you are stressed by the current political climate please listen and watch.