Thursday, December 04, 2014

Yodeling Schoolgirl, and other music links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* Blackwood Brothers Quartet Celebrate 80th Anniversary -- "As the group celebrates its 80-year anniversary in 2014, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet is releasing its Forever-80th Anniversary Recording project on Tuesday, November 18, 2014."
* Christmas Playlist Take 2 -- "All of these aren't your traditional Christmas songs, but ones that I enjoy from various artists."
* Congregational Singing: Lightning Rod or Spiritual Discipline? -- "Worship music becomes a lightning rod for congregational discontent."
* Douglas and Caine Find 'Present Joys' In The Sacred Harp Songbook -- "The virtuoso jazz musicians perform from their new album of duets. It features hymns based on a tradition called shape-note singing, which dates to the early 1800s."
* Psalters Workshop -- "The centerpiece of The Workshop is our metrical Psalters."
* Sacred Harp’s “Yodeling Schoolgirl”: The Story of “Little Lorraine” -- "Without a doubt, the most recognizable face to Sacred Harp singers today is that of a little girl leading a song, one arm raised and holding in the other a large rectangular songbook. "
* Singing the Sacred Harp -- "These were not professional singers, just bold ones. And my goodness, were they loud...The sound is always better than the sum of its parts."
* Songs and Hymns at Center for Church Music -- "The hymns are not just words or notes. As you sing them, they become a means of expression that can literally change your life."
* The Controversial Organ -- "When you study history, you realize that forms and expressions of worship have always been changing."
* This Monty Python Song Is Played at More British Funerals Than Any Religious Tune -- "The Telegraph noted that the growing age of Baby Boomers -- who came of age adoring Monty Python -- is a main reason for the song’s popularity in funerals."

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