I still cannot listen to Liebesträume. When taking piano lessons when growing up, one of the instruction books I contained a simplified version of Liebesträume No. 3 by Franz Lizt. My mother loved listening to me play it. Over and over. Again and agin. I became sick of it. Now that my mom is only receiving comfort care in the hospital, I know what would make her the happiest.
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Tagged As: Anonymous 4, Music, The Morning Trumpet, Worship | Categories: Death | Leave a Comment
It seems to me that a large part of worship during the 1700s and 1800s was about escaping from the trials of today to an existence I would consider somewhat boring over the long run. How rough and heavy life must have been to only want the next life to be spent on a cloud in endless idleness. Having leisure time in our lives today has changed the need for that personal longing. If life has changed that much, then why does “The Morning Trumpet” comfort me today?
Tagged As: Composers, Hillert, Music, Proulx | Categories: Death | Leave a Comment
David added two new assistant choir masters to the heavenly choirs on February 18, 2010. Richard Hillert (born 14 March 23) was Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois. I think it would be safe to say his most performed work is the setting for the canticle “Worthy is [...]
Tagged As: Dylan, Lent, Music | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
I was looking a a friend’s post on Facebook about having ashes placed on your forehead on Ash Wednesday. While reading the discussion, Revelation 13.16-17 came to mind. “He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that [...]