Category Archives: music

Lent 2015 .. day 28…. Our Inner Song

From a young child, I have always loved singing. In my early years, I remember hearing the singing at the Salvation Army as I stood near my relatives and being caught up with the music of band (my Dad played the trombone!). Then as a teenager I was in the school choir, and in later …

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A song from the Secret Garden

I love finding new pieces of music for personal reflection and possibly for worship , and this music ‘ A song from the Secret Garden… . was written by Rolf Lovland, a Norwegian pianist and composer  who is also one half of and Irish /Norwegian duo called Secret Garden . I think the violinist Alexander …

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Music to soothe the soul… Patrick Hawes…Quanta Qualia

I first heard the music of Patrick Hawes about 5 years ago, and have often used his music in worship services.  Thought I would share one with you this day. Music reaches our deepest part..however music soars to merge with the music of heaven . I find this to be one of the most beautiful pieces …

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Closeness of God … Come down O Love divine by Fernando Ortega

I have just returned for a short break … hence the lack of posts!!. No holiday for me, however my eldest daughter got married, and it was a wonderful occasion. As a single parent, I remember wondering how my daughters would ‘turn out’ as they are both very different in looks and character. As a …

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Ola Gjeilo… excerpts from the Sunrise Mass

I am struck again by the spiritual music of Ola Gjeilo. This young Norwegian brings spirituality , musicality and contextuality together. This is a wonderful expression of how God fills every molecule of creation. Enjoy

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Learning from Hildegard

Yet again, immediately after Easter, I am drawn the Spiritual mystics that have gone before me, people who have wrestled to find God in their own context, and again I am drawn to Hildegard of Bingen, a woman who was ahead of her time. Although the exact date of her birth is unknown, it is …

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Life is like music

I love the thought of the created world living in harmony with each other … yet at times we want to go it alone. As Passion Week approaches, the crowds are rich in song and praise, yet all too quickly Jesus will be alone. When life is joyous and fulfilled, it is as though we …

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