Too Precious to Lose

As a child, I never sang contemporary music in church. There was no such thing in those days. No, I’m more familiar with altars, candles, and organ music on Sunday mornings. “Smells and bells,” describes those traditional church services where incense wafts through...

Ancient Beginnings

I loved my Music History 101 course that began with Gregorian chant, worked its way through motets and madrigals and on to the baroque. I soon realized the history of Western music rolled along with church history and world politics writ large. Composers like Edvard...