Sunday, December 20, 2015

Carried aloft

We went to Mark's funeral today.  It was very crowded.  I wasn't expecting to be transported into the stratosphere by the choir but I was.  The choir was a special mixture of singers who had sung with Mark both in his church and in the special advanced secular choir here in town.  I had no idea that I would be intoxicated with a type of sound that lifted me past care.

There were three songs that really hit me.  To get the same effect, I need a good recording of that advanced choir and their accompanist, which I don't have.  I have listened to many versions on YouTube, which is probably available to most people around the world.

For "It is well with my soul", I will link to this version

For "On eagles' wings", a more recent composition, I link to this Asian choir

For the Gospel piece;"Soon and very soon", the link ought to take you to a Black choir with the right beat, the right articulation and the right sound

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