You know how Lutherans around the world continue to share really great resources? It’s just such an encouragement to me! Today, I get to share yet another one, a great website just launched called Bach to Church!
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Ok, so this book isn’t especially Lutheran, but how cool is this?! Julie Andrews has joined another author to tell the story of The First Notes: The Story of Do, Re, Mi!!!
Merry second day of Christmas! Happy Boxing Day! I pray every blessing in Christ be yours!
As part of the 12 Days of Christmas, I thought I might try to listen to something musical every day. Want to help me make my list? I’m thinking longer things rather than individual songs.
This is what I’ve come up with so far:
- Maybe watch the Nutcracker on Youtube
- Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
- Praetorius Lutheran Mass for Christmas Morning
- Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite
- Cambridge Lessons & Carols
I’m not thinking the music has to be religious in nature, but I am leaning toward explicitly Christmasy. Any other ideas for me? I’ve heard St. Olaf Christmas Festivals are good, though I haven’t listened to any. Yet! 🙂 Hmm, and maybe I should look up if Bethany has a concert!
I am officially a pianist. I’m playing at church each service, and we’ve finally gotten back to singing the service as well as the hymns now that so many of our members have been vaccinated. Yay, yay, yay!
Professor Carl Schalk, a beloved Lutheran professor and composer, died last week. I didn’t have the heart to write up a post about it then, but then Rev. Martin Noland wrote up a lovely Facebook post about him that included some good links.
My husband mentioned in passing that this is a big anniversary year for Lutheran composer Michael Praetorius. He was born 450 years ago. He died 400 years ago. So I googled him, looking for anniversary publications & concerts. Low and behold, there’s a great looking book on him. It’s titled Heaven is My Fatherland: The Life and Work of Michael Praetorius. Written by Siegfried Vogelsanger and translated and edited by WELS pastor, Nathaniel Biebert, it released last year.
You know that I gather names of living Lutheran authors. I’ve really enjoyed a lot of what I’ve discovered and these folks (you writers, you) have written on ALL SORTS OF THINGS! I’m SO PROUD of the variety of genres and subject matter! There are Lutherans writing long series, stand alones, and everything in between. But my favorite read-for-pleasure-novel lately comes from Lutheran author Rhonda Chandler and it’s called The Ritornello Game: A Marlonburg Story. (I really, really hope that means it’ll become a series!). It was perfect! Quite different from her previous novel but so well done! Those two books may be in my top ten of Lutheran-penned fiction!
Need a composer, particularly one with Lutheran sensibilities? I now have one to recommend: Austin Theroit!