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From Heavenly Harmony

—Ken Myers on classical music

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33.3 — May/June 2020

Consolation in Death

Bach's Cantata BWV 106, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbesteZeit (God's time is the very best time)


33.2 — March/April 2020

With Mary & a Cloud of Witnesses

Reflecting on Songs for Holy Week


33.1 — January/February 2020

Master of Majesty & Lament

On the Work and Legacy of Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


32.6 — November/December 2019

A Praetorius Christmas

The Musical Treasures of Michael Praetorius Hold Tremendous Liturgical Significance


32.5 — September/October 2019

Charles Villiers Stanford's Gifts

Ancient Hymns Re-imagined by a Beloved Irish Composer


32.4 — July/August 2019

Not Just a One-Hit Wonder

Hans Leo Hassler's Musical Corpus Communicates the "Divine Dance"


32.3 — May/June 2019

A Recovered Beauty

John Sheppard, Lost Music of the Sixteenth Century, and Love Made Audible


32.2 — March/April 2019

The Depths of Solemn Grandeur

Worship is a Discipline that Demands a Well of Aesthetic Resource


32.1 — January/February 2019

My Beloved Spake & Sang unto Me

The Divine and Rapturous Love Poetry in the Song of Songs


31.6 — November/December 2018

Ancient Maranatha Music

Three Cantatas for Thoughtful Advent Reflection


31.5 — September/October 2018

The Beauty of Many as One

Musical Counterpoint as an Analogy to the Trinitarian Life


31.3 — May/June 2018

Musical Chains of Gold

Music is More Than Pleasurable Sound—It Points Us to a Deeper Order


31.2 — March/April 2018

Eloquent Lamentation

The Sacred and Tragically Neglected Musical Repertoire of Orlande de Lassus


31.1 — January/February 2018

At Play in the House of the Lord

The Spiritual Qualities of Mozart


30.6 — Nov/Dec 2017

Taught by Melodious Sonnets

Familiar Christmas Hymns and More from Ralph Vaughan Williams—"Christian Agnostic"


30.5 — Sept/Oct 2017

Passionate Praise

Evolving Worldviews and Their Impact on the History of Western Music


30.4 — July/Aug 2017

The Harmony of Celestial Revelations

Symphonic Connection to God as Our Only Source of Life


30.3 — May/June 2017

A Mysterious Sense of Rightness


30.2 — March/April 2017

Artful Repentance


30.1 — Jan/Feb 2017

Bend Down Thy Gracious Ear


29.6 — Nov/Dec 2016

The Wondrous Mystery in Song


29.5 — Sept/Oct 2016

Trinitarian Love & Music


29.4 — July/August 2016

Echoes of Glory


29.3 — May/June 2016

Lyrical Shapes of Fatherly Love


29.2 — March/April 2016

Made Clean by His Body


29.1 — Jan/Feb 2016

The Fleeing of Sorrow


28.6 — Nov/Dec 2015

Wonder & Wandering


28.5 — Sept/Oct 2015

Schütz: Baroque Before Bach


28.4 — July/Aug 2015

Heaven's Bells


28.3 — May/June 2015

Mendelssohn, Memory & Melody


28.2 — March/April 2015

Christus Victoriae


28.1 — January/February 2015

The Sound of Perpetual Light


27.6 — Nov/Dec 2014

The Wonder of His Works


27.5 — Sept/Oct 2014

Bach to Basics


27.4 — July/August 2014

Howells' Continuum


27.3 — May/June 2014

A Tudor Tutorial


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