Category Archives: Music

This is rather good and well worth a listen: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson performs her song ’5 Seconds’

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Elvis Presley’s Bible sells for £59,000 at auction

Elvis Presley’s Bible sells for £59,000 A bible which once belonged to Elvis Presley and contains his handwritten notes and thoughts has sold for £59,000 at an auction in England. The Bible, given to the singer on his first Christmas … Continue reading

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Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn’s Easter: Hope, beauty and holy motion

Bruce Cockburn’s Easter: Hope, beauty and holy motion Even though he seems to enjoy celebrating baby Jesus’s birth, Cockburn has fearlessly delved into the adult Jesus’s suffering on “the cross on the hill.” Brian Walsh writes that salvation, for Cockburn, … Continue reading

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YouTube Find-of-the-Week: Clive Gregson sings ‘That Sound’

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‘Christianity Today’ interview with Canadian singer-songwriter-musician Bruce Cockburn

Christianity Today magazine’s website features an interview with one of my heroes, singer-songwriter-musician Bruce Cockburn: Interview: Bruce Cockburn

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Music CD that will be in many Christmas stockings: American country singer Collin Raye’s ‘His Love Remains’

Collin Raye’s new CD, “His Love Remains”, is exceptional Though this is not the type of music that I personally prefer listening to, Collin Raye has an excellent voice and has chosen some great old hymns and praise song standards. He … Continue reading

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‘Saint Bono’ of U2: the anti-poverty campaigner facing huge Glastonbury protest — for being a tax-dodger

‘Saint Bono’ the anti-poverty campaigner facing huge Glastonbury protest – for avoiding tax He is the rock legend dubbed ‘Saint Bono’ for his long-running campaign against global poverty.  But when Bono’s band U2 perform at Glastonbury later this month, protesters … Continue reading

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Happy 70th birthday, Bob Dylan

Happy birthday, Bob.

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The Devil’s music — at a church near you

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‘Wee Frees’ Presbyterian Free Church of Scotland ‘at war’ over hymns & musical accompaniment

Britain’s most traditional church ‘at war’ over hymns Rev David Meredith, the church’s current moderator and minister of a church in Inverness, said he was disappointed at the advert, which he argued confirms the view “that churches enjoy arguing over … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox official claims Johann Sebastian Bach was an “Orthodox composer”

Metropolitan Hilarion believes Bach is one of the most Orthodox composers  Moscow, December 10, Interfax – Head of the synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk believes Johann Sebastian Bach is an Orthodox composer. “I think that … Continue reading

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Some classical music recommendations for Christmas

A Christmas review of noteworthy classical music selected by Jon Pott and Raymond C. Van Leeuwen

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Remembering Henryk Górecki, 1933-2010

Sorrowful songs by Richard A. Kauffman Górecki’s most important choral work is Miserere (1981), written for an eight-part a cappella chorus.  It was a response to the events of March 1981, when government militia attacked a demonstration by members of Rural … Continue reading

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Should Oprah Winfrey be sued for false advertising?

Actor who played Rolfe the Nazi angry he was left out of ‘The Sound of Music’ reunion The hills were alive when ‘The Sound of Music’ cast reunited on Oprah’s chat show this week, but one cast member wasn’t invited.

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Pope Benedict XVI on Arvo Pärt and Ludwig van Beethoven

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In remembrance of September 11, 2001

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If only this happened on Sunday morning at my church

Treat yourself to some real music:

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Tom Jones, Welsh Presbyterian

‘I’ve always been into all kinds of music.  Growing up, gospel music was as important to me as rock ‘n’ roll.  Religion was important in those days in terms of the local community.  Every Sunday I’d go to the Presbyterian … Continue reading

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For your listening pleasure: Kemper Crabb

Kemper Crabb – The All Father Litany Kemper Crabb – Candle Flame

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