Saint Gabriel, Lake County, Ohio
Music and Spirituality: A Music Spiritual Practice
Singing in the Choir this Liturgical Year
Advent: The Yearning
YOU CANNOT RECREATE THE PARISH EXPERIENCE BY WATCHING THESE VIDEOS.
I tried watching them; it’s a completely different experience.
LISTEN TO THESE VIDEOS WITHOUT WATCHING THEM! at least to begin with.
Get the experience of people in the pews by listening without using the text below.
I have provided you with a large visual image of the interior of the church.
When I click on it my computer it gives me a black background. Does yours?
My experience in the pews was less intense than now as a choir member. But there are good reasons for beginning with this lesser experience. I will explain in a later post.
Begin to experience the song as a choir member by using the text of the music
As a choir member I have the text in front of me all the time, and have to focus on it a lot.
That along with repetition of hearing the music greatly increases appreciation for the song.
Begin to sing the song mentally.
My mental voice is a lot better than my physical voice! You may find that is true for you too
I love the deep male voices of the Russian Orthodox liturgy.
My mental voice sings them very well. (I am a tenor).
Begin to sing aloud when no one is around.
I don't have a dog or cats so I haven't had to face the ethical problems of dealing with them.
There is a yearning in hearts weighed down by ancient grief and centuries of sorrow
click here for the music THE YEARNING
Published on Nov 26, 2013
Visual interpretation of a wonderful Advent Anthem: "The Yearning" Words by Susan Bentall Boersma; music by Craig Courtney. 2011 Lorenz Publishing Company. Publisher's studio recording