15. Then the whole sky filled with angels who sang, “Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth.” The angels left and the shepherds decided to go and see the baby.
Music can lift my spirit and take my whole being somewhere unexpected. What is your favourite piece of music? Does it inspire or well up melancholy into you very being. These angels singing must have been all your top ten rolled into one. Not one but a veritable host singing God’s praise; really professional worship, top draw. The shepherds so moved they left there sheep to view the child.
What will draw you from worship to action today’s?
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2 April 2015
A different sort of meditation. A selection each day and in a form that has to be head to be understood. Music both classical and modern.
18th February 2015
During Lent there are a number of resources that are going to inform the ‘Thought for the Day’ blog. The books suggested for Lent, the films, the different pieces of music chosen from the ‘classical’ and ‘modern’ eras or the practical tasks all will be used to inspire the blog.
Conversing with self and others move us closer to God.
Meeting God ‘halfway’ just by enacting the phrase ‘Let’s talk!’
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church
Sitting listening and I decide to look at Evening Prayer. What should be the psalm set for this evening but psalm 150 – how appropriate for the scene.
O praise God in his holiness; •
praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts; •
praise him according to his excellent greatness. R
3 Praise him with the blast of the trumpet; •
praise him upon the harp and lyre.
4 Praise him with timbrel and dances; •
praise him upon the strings and pipe. R
5 Praise him with ringing cymbals; •
praise him upon the clashing cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath •
praise the Lord.
Sat with the ‘Precious’ on my knee and listening to the Huddersfield Philharmonic in St.Peter’s. I have never reported live – though I often type at my desk with music playing.
Live music cannot be beaten, whether a live band in pub or an orchestra in a church.
Spent the afternoon preparing a toilet to paint and listening to the rehearsal, so I have heard most of the repertoire. Really beautiful!
The opening piece was ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’ by Handel. It was the piece of music that Caro arrived into church with on our wedding day. We used to play it together on the piano when first married. I played the pedal notes while Caro tried to master the simple twiddly bits – all but overtaking my one fingered piano playing.
Some really soothing music – plenty of shade and light.