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Religious music for atheists

 
 
Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 06:27 pm
I've just thought there are some overtly religious songs that I really like (I have to pretend the words are a deeply veiled analogy for something else Wink )

Any other music loving atheists like these or any others?



This one I first heard so long ago, it took me literally decades to figure out what it was - still sends shivers up my spine
 
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 06:39 pm
What a great idea for a thread!

One of my favorites:

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 06:39 pm
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 06:53 pm
@boomerang,
Excellent choice Boomer! I never even realised that was christian song until decades after I heard it.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 06:55 pm
@edgarblythe,
Ed, how can one go past Mr Belafonte - Mrs Hinge loves him.

I didn't know this track but it is indeed a worthy addition to this thread.
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 06:58 pm
Just remembered this from Dylan's 'born again' phase

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 06:59 pm
Got one more
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 06:59 pm
Another one I always liked:

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 07:01 pm
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

Ed, how can one go past Mr Belafonte - Mrs Hinge loves him.
I didn't know this track but it is indeed a worthy addition to this thread.

My memory is a bit rusty, since I bought that album in 1964, but I believe the background vocalist is Lou Rawls.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 07:11 pm
Just one more...

I always thought this was an amazingly beautiful song that could be sung by just about any newly in love woman:

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Jet Fire
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 07:20 pm
@hingehead,
Pretty deep lyrics for any type of religious, or non religious.

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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 07:32 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Got one more
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SHpplXEuOA[/youtube]


heh, I remember the first time I heard this song....it was indeed Ms. Collins, above.

Being raised a cat lick, I had never heard the song amazing grace, and thought it was a song Judy wrote.

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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 07:48 pm
Modern Christian songs have generally been disappointing, but this one is well-written and well-sung by Christian singer, Don Francisco.

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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 07:53 pm
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 08:51 pm


Panis Angelicus (Bread of the Angels), by C├ęsar Franck (1872) here performed by Andrea Bocelli, the great living tenor of our age. (Some claim Luciano Pavarotti was better, but he's no longer with us.)
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 08:55 pm


The Dies Irae, from Mozart's requiem mass. Dies irae means the day of wrath--this is one of the most brilliant pieces of tragic music ever written.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 09:05 pm


Hayley Westenra, the great New Zealand soprano, has "abaondoned" classical music (in the sour grapes opinion of some snobs) for popular music, including singing popular Protestant hymns.

Whatever Hayley sings, it's going to be gorgeously beautiful.
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raprap
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 09:10 pm




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