Musical Notes ♫♬ (Archive)

In the opera world there are many styles of singing but there are two styles of delivering text that a composer often uses: recitative is a style of singing that is used to adopt the rhythm of speech (much like our singing of the psalm each week) or an aria which is a piece that is highly expressive and self contained.  The joke among my circle of friends was that recitative was when would I tell you that your house is burning down, your wife left you and your dog died and an aria was when you took a long time to tell us how that made it feel with lots of dramatic pauses and high notes.  Our hymns this week are much like arias in that they are very intense in feeling.  Use the wonderful melodys and texts to pull you into deeper meditation on what is happening in that moment-whether it be solemn, horrific or joyful. 
A special thanks to the G.A. Choir, Jessica Billiterri (flute) and Kiku Collins (trumpet) for providing special music for our Easter celebration on Sunday.  

 Gretchen Mundinger



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  • Malachi 4:1-6

    5Lo, I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes. 6He will turn the hearts of parents to their children and the hearts of children to their parents, so that I will not come and strike the land with a curse.

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