Recording da vinci writing music context
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Thats right I recorded Leonardo Da vinci writing about the musical context of his church. No not really. But thats what I've been doing. Recording, watched the da vinci code today, and wrote a thing for the musos at our church to help them think about our musical context. There has been a push from the leadership of our church for us at night to just play louder and faster. This thing I wrote was designed to maybe tackle the question of style in a more effective manner. Here's one little bit...
It would be naïve to suggest that night church music should just be played faster and louder than in the morning because that doesn’t take into account the range of different types of lyrics we sing. We sing sombre songs about the price that Jesus paid for us, we sing celebratory songs proclaiming the fact that Jesus has risen, we sing songs of encouragement to one another to keep running the race, and we sing songs of praise to God for who he is and what he is doing through history. One style of music can’t capture all of these different types of emotions, and it certainly won’t do to just speed everything up and play it all louder.
Anyway. I think people found it helpful. Keen to hear your thoughts about style. Does it matter as long as the words are good? Is 'Now Unto Him' too fast? What do you reckon?
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Posted byDan at 10:16 PM