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The Sound of Sheer Silence

Today the Anglican Church remembers and celebrates the Transfiguration of Christ. And in Morning Prayer today I was encouraged by Elijah (who appeared with Jesus to the disciples) in the Old Testament reading to head on down to meditation in … Continue reading

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The Value of Silence

A friend of mine from London sent me a book in October called Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith by Kathleen Norris. I’ve been dipping in and out of it since, and remembered this afternoon that she had written a … Continue reading

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The Accordion

The Accordion. An instrument I had come to associate with street musicians and the French, I was surprised to hear it sounding through the wall between my house and my next-door neighbours as they celebrated a Happy Birthday. Many songs … Continue reading

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God in Music and Silence

I’ve been watching the BBC’s 1995 “The Choir” series, based on the novel by Joanna Trollope. Anthony Way sounds marvelous (below is his Panis Angelicus), the sounds are beautiful, and the music is a brilliant escape from all the noise … Continue reading

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Resurrection Singing

In an attempt to depict the sounds of resurrection, other artists have used the metaphor of singing. Reminiscent of the eternal song of the angels, the process of what is frozen becoming malleable, and what is silent becoming song, is … Continue reading

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Roses Sounding

Today, we gathered in St Michaels & All Angels Church, said thankyou for the life of Irene Watkins. Known and loved by many, the service had the personal touch it needed, and the brave, kind woman I regret not having … Continue reading

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Evelyn Glennie

I remember coming across this video on a suggestion link a few weeks ago, but not watching it because I saw that it was 30 minutes long rather than, say 10. But this afternoon I was reminded of Evelyn Glennie … Continue reading

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