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Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Five Singing

Mary Beth posted this FF

"Music is a part of the human experience, and part of religious traditions the world over. It is evocative and stirring, and many forms of worship are incomplete without it.Our title comes from a quote popularly attributed to St. Augustine: "He who sings prays twice." A little Googling, however, indicates that Augustine didn't say exactly that. In fact, what he said just doesn't fit well onto a t-shirt. So we'll stick with what we have."Singing reduces stress and increases healthy breathing and emotional expression. Singing taps into a deep, age-old power available to all of us. When we find our voice, we find ourselves. Today, sing like you mean it." And let's talk about the role music plays in your life and worship.

1) Do you like to sing/listen to others sing? In worship, or on your own (or not at all?)

Although I don't sing will, I do like to sing and it cheers me up. Since I haven't found my place of worship yet (still checking...) I will sing on, on my own.

2) Did you grow up with music in worship, or come to it later in life? Tell us about it, and how that has changed in your experience.

I was raised Roman Catholic-notice I still capitalize? And I was in the choir. I loved singing the roman mass. I also loved the the changes of the 2nd Vatican Council but the music, not so much.

3) Some people find worship incomplete without music; others would just as soon not have it. Where do you fall?

Not sure yet. Depends upon where I land. At this point my music is musical comedies.

4) Do you prefer traditional music in worship, or contemporary? That can mean many different things!

I guess that would be way traditional.

5) What's your go-to music ... when you need solace or want to express joy?

See above, and that would be show tunes. And I worked in summer stock for a number of years so I know a lot of them.

Will post later when I am not at work and not breaking the law-don't tell...

PS Next Friday I will be in Turkey, I think and the following in Greece. Opa!


altar ego said...

There's nothing like a good show tune, and there are many good show tunes! If they work magic on our souls isn't that somehow sacred?

Mompriest said...

If I had thought it possible I would have wanted to be a performer in musicals, dancing and singing. But they were so "out-of-style" in the '70's...well, except for HAIR and Jesus Christ Superstar, and those were not what I had in mind. More Gene Kelly...oh well. here's to singing show tunes!

Jan said...

Show tunes are fun to sing along with.

Have a wonderful (and safe) trip!

Sandy said...

I love singing along with show tunes! Wicked is my favorite for now, but I'm guessing that will change with the next show I see! Have a great trip!

Wendy said...

I'm another show tune lover. And what an exotic upcoming trip. Blessings on your travels.

Mary Beth said...

Oh, I love show tunes! And I love Godspell especially. Have a wonderful trip!

Auntie Knickers said...

Well, my daughter has sung "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" from Anything Goes as a postlude, and "For Good" from Wicked (with a friend) for several types of farewell services including a funeral. I have created my own "genre" in iTunes called Sacred Songs, and those are in there along with at least a few other show tunes. Have a wonderful time in Greece and Turkey!

SingingOwl said...

I know all the words to so many show! Way traditional and show tunes. Hmmmm...interesting. ;-)