Music Category

Going paperless in a paper-full music world


How a teacher & musician has gone paperless this past year. Here are 3 apps that I have used as a church musician that has made my life easier!

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From Light to Light- Wind


Thin this silver cord like wisp of smoke mere brush of breath against the face ah! I know I do not know… and smile grateful into light (mild clouds of myrrh the eagle soars and hyms the heart of god) and smile grateful into light Text: Susan Palo Cherwien Music: Aaron McDermind Preformed: The National Lutheran […]

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Aria


In the cruel missing  where laughter and tears meet, sing a song of despair sing a song of agony sing the aria of longing… As the chords traveling to their neighboring keys, lost in the musical sea, let the strings be your compass, and guide you through the fog Let the seasons change the dust […]

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Grad School Haiku


Oh my God, Too much work! I need sleep, Jesus, take the baton!

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Symphony as a Suicide Note


This is what people think of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony which he composed in 1893. Maybe it’s true since he died of cholera in November of 1893.  This Symphony is rich with drama, complex harmonies and enlightening melodies in the midst of chaos. This symphony has four movements: 1. Adagio – Allegro ma non troppo 2. […]

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I dreamt


I dreamt of us smiling without stopping smiling with no problems Alone. In peace I dreamt of us. We were happy. Away frm here, finally in our home. I dreamt of you of you and I I dreamt and dreamt and I will dream without stopping for this dream will become reality I  won’t stop […]

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Un nouveau départ


This is the last post in the “Murmure dans le vent” series. Here, I shall expose the fourth & final movement of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C Major. The order in the series is as follows: “Murmure dans le vent”, “Dance for me”, and “Faithfully Unfaithful” 

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Layers of sound & harmony


What happens when you start losing your faith? What happens when your hope is fleeting? Sure. Some good things happen. But in comparison to the “bad” the “good”? Let’s just say that it looks pretty insignificant.  Then you find this piece. For me it’s not about the lyrics. Ok. It’s not just about the lyrics. The layers of […]

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Faithfully unfaithful


This is the second post in the “Murmure dans le vent” series. This post will be showcasing the third movement in Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for strings” in C Major. I know I sort of cheated (jumping the second movement), BUT you know how the muse is… she eluded the second movement & something just clicked with the third […]

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