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The Welsh Musical Heritage

A few months ago I took a short holiday in the beautiful Welsh countryside. While I have ancestors who came from this particularly beautiful and pastoral part of the British Isles, I’d never spent any time there. My trips to the UK generally consisted of visits mainly to London and its surrounds. Wales was a […]

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Christmas Music

One of many things I really love about the Christmas season is the music. My listening habits and tuned radio stations change for this short season every year. I just really love Christmas songs. There are many that are fun, and some that are silly. However, I’d be happy if I never had to listen […]

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Virtual Choir 4: Bliss

For those who have followed the Virtual Choir from its earliest days, it is gratifying to see what it has become. As it has grown, putting it together has become much more of a production. So for those of you who don’t think they can sing, you can now participate in another way. This time […]

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Universal Language

A wonderful quote about music one will find floating around the Internet (sometimes cited, sometimes not), was given by David O. McKay in April General Conference 1945: Music is truly the universal language, and when it is excellently expressed how deeply it moves our souls. I love music. I truly do love it for a […]

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Water Night

Earlier this evening, the launch event for Eric Whitacre‘s Virtual Choir 3, ‘Water Night‘, occurred at New York City‘s Lincoln Center. All in all, 2,945 people in 73 different countries, including war-torn Syria, provided 3,746 videos to the project. It is truly a world-wide choir. So, here we have people from all over the world […]

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One Day

Inside of iTunes there is a playlist named “Top 25 Most Played”, which lists what iTunes considers to be one’s favorite songs. Obviously, the more one listens to the song, the more one must like it. Stands to reason. Now, in my case, iTunes actually holds only a minor part of my overall music library, […]

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I Can’t Believe That’s My Child

Whether you have seen them on ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America, MTV, the Oscars or most recently paying tribute to Whitney Houston on Piers Morgan Tonight, or read about them in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor or The New York Post, the 5th graders of New York’s Public School 22 […]

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Virtual Choir: “These individuals alone, together.”

Eric Whitacre‘s wonderful Virtual Choir project is continuing to grow and expand. The submissions for Virtual Choir 3, Water Night, just closed on February 2nd. In total, 2945 people from 73 countries submitted videos to participate in the world’s largest virtual choir. So, what is a virtual choir? It’s a choir made up of people […]

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