"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.

I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get the most joy in life out of music."

~ Albert Einstein

Sunday, June 28, 2015

God Is Love (Father Clarence Rivers)

Clarence Rivers was born in Selma, Alabama. His family later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where as a young man he became a Roman Catholic priest. He saw himself as a professional liturgist and composed beautiful songs for worship which combined traditional African American music with Roman Catholic worship.

Friday, June 26, 2015

I Cannot Tell It All

Here is the Chicago Mass Choir singing one of the songs sung at the memorial service for South Carolina state representative Rev. Clementa Pinckney.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Allahu Nasheed

Labbayk are an English Nasheed vocal group of Bangladeshi descent formed in London, England in 2004, comprising singers Masum, Ehsaan Tahmid and Imran. The nasheed is a traditional Islamic chant. Traditionally, musical instruments have been considered sinful by Islamic scholars, but there are new vocal groups who are freely making use of musical instruments to accompany songs of praise and devotion


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Byzantine Chant: Turn Not Thy Face

Turn Not Thy Face 
Medieval Byzantine Chant of the Great Lent.
Title: "Μη αποστρέψης" (Turn not Thy face)
Performers: Greek Byzantine Choir

English version of Great Prokeimenon - First of Lent

Turn not thy face away from thy servant
For I am afflicted
Quickly hear me
Attend unto my soul and deliver it

Verse 1: Let Thy salvation, O God, help me.
Verse 2: Let the poor see it and be glad.
Verse 3: Seek God, and your soul shall live.

Found at http://www.antiochian.org/music/library/891?search=%28Turn+not+Thy+face%29


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Life's Railway to Heaven (Johnny Cash)

Here is classic Southern Gospel from a recording session for Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol II (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band). Johnny Cash and the Carter Family give along with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band give us a rendition that is top of the line.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Alleluia (Ronald Staheli)

The University of Utah Singers perform the Alleluia from "Sing a New Song" by Ronald Staheli, live in concert on May 24, 2010 in the Bell Caves of Bet Guvrin - Maresha National Park, Israel, under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred.