Tag Archives: music

Loosing the Free Music Archive

Not my usual post but I must share. This is the content of an email I received Monday. Dear Friend of the FMA, It is with great sadness that we send this message. We regret to inform you that due … Continue reading

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Sunset Meditation – Vespers

Vespers is the sunset evening prayer service in the many denominations liturgies of the canonical hours. The word comes from the Greek ἑσπέρα (“hespera”) and the Latin vesper, meaning “evening”. It is also referred to in the Anglican tradition as … Continue reading

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Music for the Season

Along with the rituals of the Advent calendars and wreaths, music plays an important part in the season. Even in that most secular of places, the shopping mall, the store managers know how well music puts people in the season. … Continue reading

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Leap Year – What will you do with an extra day?

It is almost universal that people wish they had more time. More time to do what they want instead of meeting demands imposed on them. More time to get things done without constantly feeling rushed. More time to live, plain … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Tale – Lyke Wake Dirge

Many long years ago someone played a Buffy Sainte-Marie album for me, thinking I would find it interesting and enjoyable. I did enjoy the album. I also became fascinated with the song, The Lyke Wake Dirge,  whose refrain lyrics gave … Continue reading

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L’Heure Bleu

The best time of day is not day at all. It is that time when time seems to slow, seemingly almost suspended. In our house it is the time after dinner for sitting with a book or writing while listening … Continue reading

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A Valentine to Myself

Contrary to what many think, the impetus for Valentine’s Day was not a card company. It is more likely the creation of Geoffrey Chaucer, the medieval poet. He connects a tradition of romantic love with the celebration of the church … Continue reading

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