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Jasmine
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Years ago, at a church, we did a children's version of Handel's Messiah (youth and adults were in the choir and the kids helped out with the reading). I think it's a good thing to introduce to classical work to kids who may have never heard it.

"And this is the marvel of marvels, that he called me beloved."
(Emeth, The Last Battle)
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Posted : November 2, 2022 12:58 pm
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Narnian78
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I listened to Yes again a few days ago and still found their music very enjoyable. I still have the vinyl LP’s from the 1970’s and of course the music is very dated, but it is great for nostalgia.  I don’t think a lot of today’s music has that wonderful sound of the 1970’s. Among the best albums were Close to the Edge, Fragile, and Tales from Topographic Oceans. Yes was considered one of the best British progressive rock groups, and they were a big hit here in America.  I think many people still like them (especially in my age group as I was in college at that time).  Yes even played some classical music. There is a piano work by Brahms on the Fragile LP, which I thought was quite well performed. It’s hard not to love that vintage music. 🙂

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Posted : November 3, 2022 4:47 am
Jasmine
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This was my favorite song when I was a kid in the early 2000's. I've listened to it back in 2020, and it helped me during covid and lock-down.

"And this is the marvel of marvels, that he called me beloved."
(Emeth, The Last Battle)
https://escapetoreality.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/aslan-and-emeth2.jpg

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Posted : November 7, 2022 12:51 pm
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I wonder if people here liked singing hymns in church when they were children.  I remember liking certain hymns like “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” and “God of Our Fathers Whose Almighty Hand”, although the old fashioned English,  which imitated the King James Bible, sounds a bit archaic now. The publishers modernized the language in the hymnbooks, which our church purchased about twenty years ago. The language didn’t make much difference in my liking for the songs since some I had liked while others seemed tedious like “Come Ye Disconsolate”, which we had to sing in elementary school. One wonders why the teachers chose sad and depressing songs like those for children.  There was other music which was far better.  In recent years through listening to recordings of choral groups like King’s College Choir and the Cambridge Singers I have begun to like choral music much better.  🙂

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Posted : November 10, 2022 5:02 am
Narnian78
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I am not sure if people today consider John Denver’s music to be country music. I have always liked it.  Some of his best songs included “Country Roads, Take Me Home” and “Rocky Mountain High”.  The music is very listenable and I think I like it better than most country music, but that of course is only my own taste. It’s so tragic that John Denver died in a plane crash in 1997. I don’t think there was anyone else quite like him, although other folk musicians like Peter, Paul, and Mary have also written great songs. 🙂

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Posted : November 24, 2022 1:46 am
Courtenay
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@narnian78 I love John Denver's music too! Rocky Mountain High is one of my favourites (even though I've never been to Colorado, or anywhere else in the Rockies for that matter), plus Calypso, which I think just perfectly captures the feel of adventuring on and in the seas! I do have a really lovely album of his best songs, specially re-recorded by him in his later years, but unfortunately it's still back in Australia somewhere, so I'm struggling to remember which other songs on it I really loved... Grin  

"Now you are a lioness," said Aslan. "And now all Narnia will be renewed."
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Posted : November 27, 2022 3:11 pm
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@courtenay 

I have never been to Colorado, but I have lived in Michigan all my life.  It would be so nice to see the mountains which we don’t have in our state.  The music I own of John Denver is all on old vinyl LP’s which I bought in the 1980’s. I love to listen to it on my old fashioned stereo, which is also from that time. 🙂

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