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Nov 2011

And I will shake all nations, so that the desire of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts. – Haggai 2:7 Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus is perhaps one of my favorite Advent songs. Written by Charles Wesley in 1744, it focuses on the…

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Nov 2011

The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church’s greatest ornament. – Igor Stravinsky After beginning his career as a very Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky became an international composer in at…

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Nov 2011

I want the religious spirit to be expressed clearly, out in the open, with the same realism that we see in romanesque columns. – Frances Poulenc Qui sedes ad dexteram patris (Thou who sittest at the right hand of the father,) Miserere nobis,
 (have mercy upon us,) Quoniam tu solus sanctus, (for thou alone art…

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Nov 2011

The composer Gioachino Rossini was not your stereotypical struggling artist, torn by emotional turmoil and difficulties dealing with the world. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Known as a man of excesses, he loved life and made a point of living it fully. Best known for his opera buffa, or comic operas, he was…

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Oct 2011

Brandon Lewis’ Website Special thanks to: Videographer: Stephen Saunders Music used with permission by Limo Cat Publishing and PageCXVI.com.

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Oct 2011

Ashley Lewis’ Website Special thanks to: Videographer: Stephen Saunders Music used with permission by Limo Cat Publishing and PageCXVI.com.

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Oct 2011

What would it look like if a group of imperfect, yet creative, gospel-centered, grace-driven, and mission-minded artists intentionally created opportunities to both reflect and influence the cultural milieu of Richmond with a Christian worldview? This is a question that I asked myself a few months ago as I was sitting down to dream about what…

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Oct 2011

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! – Psalm 150:6 Music is the shorthand of emotion – Leo Tolstoy Orchestral musicians enjoy an interesting job description. Their job is to “make music.” They have the opportunity to perform inspired music from across the generations, and even though every musician in the orchestra comes from…

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Sep 2011

Sometimes the man who looks happiest in town, with the biggest smile, is the one carrying the biggest load of sin. There are smiles and smiles; learn to tell the dark variety from the light. The seal-barker, the laugh-shouter, half the time he’s covering up. He’s had his fun and he’s guilty. And men do…

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Sep 2011

The human heart is an idol factory that takes good things like a successful career, love, material possessions, even family, and turns them into ultimate things. Our hearts deify them as the center of our lives, because, we think, they can give us significance and security, safety and fulfillment, if we attain them. – Timothy…

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