Sunday, September 30, 2007

sunday music: 30 september

(commenting on the songs Sally posted for RevGals Sunday afternoon video): I love "Tell out my Soul" and "I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light."

music in church this morning:

for the introit/call to worship a HS boy who's both a son and grandson of the congregation offered a song he composed at a recent retreat and accompanied himself on the guitar--beautiful, expressive singing and playing rather than the atonal strums and grunts we sometimes get. Congregation sang "I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art" and stanzas 1&4 of "O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee." Choral group of folks from the chancel choir sang "I Surrender, Lord" for the special music/anthem.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

sunday music: 23 september

"Come Thou Fount" is one of my truly all-time favorites--thanks so much! I'm wondering if I dare post this after reading mompriest's, but this is a diverse group...

We sang:

Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart;
Son of God, Eternal Savior and
Be Thou My Vision.

All very standards, but as it turned out, the music this morning was bloggable, nonetheless, and you can read about it if you're interested:

this morning's church music plus

Sunday, September 16, 2007

sunday music: 16 september

I love St. Bavo--both of them actually, though I'm thinking fondly of the organ in the Reformed SB and fondly of liturgy in the RC SB.

This morning I was the traditional organist/pianist for blended worship. Praise Band led "Blessed Be Your Name," "Did You Hear the Mountains Tremble" and "Free to Dance"; speaking of Nederlands, for the organ prelude I played a Toccata in C by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and his famous A minor Toccata for the postlude. My special music on the piano was a setting of "Promised Land" from Southern Harmony. Now that I've told you everything you asked for and probably more, I'll be back later to find out about Amazon.