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.

Sacred Music Friday: Ubi Caritas

Ubi Caritas. Version by Ola Gjeilo, sung by The CWU Chamber Choir, Gary Weidenaar, director

Sacred Music Friday: Dona Nobis Pacem

Dona Nobis Pacem, Chicago Chamber Choir & Milwaukee Choral Artists, Giulio Caccini, arranged by James A. Moore, conducted by Timm Adams

Sacred Music Friday: Nunc Dimittis

I’m not sure why the liturgical calendar has the presentation of Jesus in the temple on 2 February, well after the baptism on the First Sunday after the Epiphany. I don’t want to wait until then to hear the Song of Simeon. So here it is today.

George Dyson’s Nunc Dimittis in D, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

Sacred Music Friday: We Three Kings of Orient Are

Today is Epiphany. We Three Kings of Orient Are, Angel City Chorale and audience sing-along.