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New Choral Titles for Lent, Easter, Spring 2015

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 8:32:41 AM by Augsburg Fortress in Choral Techniques and Repertoire, in easter, in lent, in Planning, in Potpourri, in spring

Sometimes we confuse somber with slow, penitential with plodding. Although the pace of worship and music matters, and in some ways tempo and piety are intertwined, they are not as formulaic as their use in Christian worship sometimes might suggest. Faster does not equal more joyous. Consider popular music. Some of the quickest music around—bluegrass and death metal—can be both dark and penitential, often in the extreme.

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