Tag: Music

Joy, Not Obligation

Buxtehude’s Abendmusiken exemplified a godly and selfless endeavor to edify the neighbors nearest to him, caring far more about his music and his people than how much he would be compensated or how far his fame might spread, or even whether the music would last.

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Objective Beauty

As Christians, we meditate on what is lovely, and we seek to look on the beauty of the Lord. Therefore, we occupy ourselves with objectively beautiful things.

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Heinrich Schütz

May the true God, in these afflicted times of late, let His holy, pure, true Word live abundantly in the churches, the schools, and with each father in his home…

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The First Lutheran Cantor

Walter set a standard of excellence in Lutheran choral composition that influenced many composers after him, and he is responsible for several of the tunes that are found in Lutheran hymnals.

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The Talent God Has Bestowed

“Therefore, as long as any breath remains in me, I will not refrain from doing good to my neighbor and serving him with the talent God has bestowed upon me.”

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Listening to Joy

Certainly, many pieces of music merit our delight and admiration. But when seeking joy, let us welcome no one less than Christ into the score. For on that day when we stand in joy everlasting, we will be singing of no one but Him.

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True Freedom and Music

Rather than a license to do whatever is pleasing in the moment, true freedom always comes along with a qualifier; if you are free, you are always free to do something.

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How Seriously the Spartans Took Music

“the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperilling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions”

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