Hello, my fellow friends in hibernation! Can you feel it? You know, that subtle little thing in the air — riding just behind the final March rains and snows — telling us that indeed, the winter is over.
Ah! I am so ready for fragrant warm breezes, sunshine days, green trees, fields of flowers and birds singing in the air. Here in New York City, all that translates to walks in Central Park and long hikes and runs along the Hudson River Park. Those are my two nature options living in NYC, and let me tell you, I am grateful for them!
Springtime New York Style (from nylacoast2coast.wordpress.com)
I can’t wait to get outside again! It has been a long and most definitely indoor winter for me. Time to break out! For me, Easter always heralds this breaking out, and it’s just around the corner again… in a couple of weeks!
So let me get to the point: While dreaming of the flowers and fresh air to come, this blog post is really a last-minute list of some great Easter and springtime sacred music available on watchfiremusic.com. For you singers still seeking that perfect Easter Solo for your church’s worship services, check out these songs! Enjoy!!
March 19, 2010 at 12:14 am
It’s always momentous when something new is added to a church’s worship materials, especially when the new materials are intended for regular use. You know what I mean. No matter what your religious affiliation, there are traditions and ways of doing things that are time-honored and beloved. For some, having New Things added to the Tried and True represent a bit of a challenge – yes, even Change. For others, this Change is welcomed with open arms. But no matter what, that Change is hopefully seen as Progress.
Here is an excellent case in point: The Christian Science Hymnal was last published in 1932. Along with several generations of Christian Scientists, I grew up with the hymns in this hymnal, loving them and singing them from day one, continuing through to today.
And then last year in 2008, a brand new Supplement to the Christian Science Hymnal was published. As a musician and Inspirational singer, this was indeed very momentous for me and very welcome and exciting!
July 15, 2009 at 12:32 am