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Fall to your knees and hear the angel voices....

 
 
Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 07:28 pm
I'm not a particularly religious person but sometimes I will hear a hymn or a Christmas Carol and really be moved by the music.

It happened the other day when I was shopping and heard a particularly beautiful version of "O Holy Night". I stopped and listened; I'm sure that was not the shopkeepers intent by playing the music.

I wish I knew what version the song was -- who recorded it, etc -- because I would love to hear it again.

Gospel music often has that effect on me but at the moment I can't recall specifics.

Are you a non-religous person who is sometimes moved by religous music?

What does you in?

Thanks!
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 07:31 pm
@boomerang,
a good amazing grace always does me in...
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 07:38 pm
some of my favourite songs are gospel songs

especially old school country singers and gospel music, the carter family, johnny cash

one of my favourite hymns


Mahalia Jackson - I Come To The Garden Alone
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 07:39 pm
@boomerang,
I always liked O Holy Night. I seem to remember singing it in the choir. Cough, as I'm not a tune carrier.

I still have some gregorian chant tapes, and some cds with seeming spiritual intent - I had lost religion before tapes showed up, but I still like music, after all.
Back with some to list.




(maybe it was the 'oh, night devine', she says, salaciously..)
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 07:53 pm
@ossobuco,
Not looking too far into the stacks - where the gregorian chants play.

Allegri Miserere by The Tallis Scholars (Palestrina, and so on)
Venetian Vespers by Gabrieli & Consort Players
Officium by The Hilliard Ensemble
Dalla Terra Mina (Sony) - I don't remember this one

Well, that's enough. I might have to listen to these myself again.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 08:00 pm
This old atheist loves spirituals and other forms of religious theme music. It's a poetic license, and the sounds are quite moving.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 08:01 pm
@edgarblythe,
Rolling Eyes

what he said
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 08:26 pm
Here are a couple good ones ...

Mary Did You Know? (Kenny Rogers & Winnona Rudd) (... also the Clay Aiken version)



I Can Only Imagine (MercyMe)


... and the little less overtly Christian ...

Meant To Live (Switchfoot)

... and ...

Dare You To Move (Switchfoot)
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 08:39 pm
@Ticomaya,
"Mary Did You Know?" has become a personal favorite, Tico. A few months ago, our Texas kids treated us to a Mark Lowry concert in Amarillo. He wrote the song and closed his show with it. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 08:43 pm
Boom said...

"Are you a non-religous person who is sometimes moved by religous music?

What does you in?

Thanks! "

(thought a couple of ya mighta missed that...)

Wink
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 08:47 pm
@Rockhead,
Uh-oh, look out ... it's the thread police. Rolling Eyes
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 08:50 pm
@Ticomaya,
sorry mr sensitivity, i'll leave you proselytize...
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 09:01 pm
Yes, rockhead, I did ask for opinions from non belivers but everyone is welcome here. It's all good and really even better to hear from all.

I would give anything to fall to my knees and hear the angel voices...

I keep listening.....
George
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 09:13 pm
@boomerang,
Quote:
I keep listening.....

I find that moving.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 09:25 pm
@boomerang,
sorry boom...

(wish angels for all can find 'em)
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 09:33 pm
oh...... my.... god..

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cRqycwRFWuc


Oh holy night always does me in.
Never heard the little woman sing it though.
Wow.

*edited-
Wasnt Miss Church.... 12? when she started her career?
So she is now what.. ? A big whopping 17?
Wow.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 10:21 pm
@shewolfnm,
They'd have to send in paratroopers to rescue me in the dark among all those candles. Picture the barn aflame if I was trying to get out of there alone. Here, I'll hold onto this, oopsie..

Interesting, I've no particular reaction yea or nay to this singer, perhaps slightly nay if anything.

Well, a quick take on Sara Brightman, whom I haven't always cottoned to..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOJhznxKKU8
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 10:22 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg2jak7Xg5w
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 10:32 pm
@edgarblythe,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt4wafHhTVo&feature=related
And one more
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2008 10:35 pm
@edgarblythe,
Still have to look at edgarb's -

here's il pavo -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EbQYYaGdoM&feature=related

 

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