Monday, April 14, 2014

Holy Week, Part II

This is Part II in a three-part series celebrating the week coming up on Easter. Monday’s post shared videos telling the story of that historic week. Today we’re highlighting some music. I think I’ve mentioned before, music is a big part of my life. So when I celebrate big things, like Christmas and Easter, music is shows up a lot.
Today is just a small sampling of music that I hope will help you feel the spirit of Easter.
“O Divine Redeemer” is a piece I first learned in high school. I’ve done it in choirs. I’ve done it as a solo. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is probably a quintessential version.


“Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?” is kind of a southern spiritual. My church choir is working on this one for Easter, with a soloist and violin. I don’t know what should be the definitive version, but I like this one, by the Annie Moses Band.


“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” is one of my favorite Easter pieces in our hymnbook. I’m scheduled to play the organ—and lead the choir—on Easter Sunday. But Mr. Spherical Model also plays the organ, and he wants to play that day, because he likes to really play the organ with this hymn. So I might let him. This is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir again.


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