Sunday, December 2, 2012

Musical Reparation: Seven More Examples of the Most Beautiful Christian Music In Existence

In perusing Spirit Daily, I found a bizarre article on Sr. Kathy Sherman's musical critique of the Vatican, which led me to make the mistake of listening to her song, "Love Cannot Be Silenced".  If you really want to hear it, go here.

In lieu of listening to that song, I wanted to present seven of the most gorgeous, musically beautiful songs I have come across on the internet, as a form of musical reparation.  I recommend one break out the headphones and really stew in every note. 

I do not intend any copyright infringement in the least - these are all songs I found on Youtube.

Without further ado:

17 comments:

  1. Jason...be-still my heart. These are completely soul stirring. I don't know which is my favorite...honestly. I will be coming back to these frequently since my music isn't on my blog anymore thanks to mixpod(I miss the chant).

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    1. Hi friend, :)
      I know...Mixpod being down is a real downer. If you find a similar player or something, do let me know!

      Your servant in Christ,
      Jason

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  2. I don't understand how someone can be critical of the Vatican's music. They pray the Mass like the rest of the Latin Rite SHOULD, with reverence, beauty and ancient music. Catholic churches could do nothing better but fallow suit. Maybe then people would start crowding in...

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    1. Sr. Kathy Sherman (I hesitate to call her sister honestly, but) made that song to protest the Vatican's investigation of the LCWR...it wasn't a critique of sacred music.

      ICXC NIKA
      Jason

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  3. Thank you for posting these..Jason.
    "Musical reparation"...I think that's a worthy intention to pray for our churches today. Imagine the hearts that would turn ..
    I don't always know where to find such works ...
    So I'll be back often as well. +

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    1. Hi Caroline,
      Thanks for taking the time to read! :)
      I agree...music for me has always been something that has really fueled my spiritual life.
      I used to have a player on the side with music, but it went down unfortunately...hopefully it will be up again soon.

      Your servant in Christ,
      Jason

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  4. I find your blog thought provoking and very informative. As a Catholic for almost two years, but one who has been interested for many years I appreciate the struggles you have with sin and other aspects of real life that I too struggle with. I am grateful that we have great priests we can confess to and be absolved. I know that the Catholic Church has the Truth (Jesus Christ) and that I belong here.

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    1. Thank you very much,I'm glad you enjoy it here!

      ICXC NIKA
      Jason

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  5. Jason, it's not your place to deny the proper title to religious of either sex or to clergy, unless by proper canonical procedure their state has changed, even if you don't like what they are doing.

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    1. Jack,
      Thanks for the reminder, though I did no such thing.
      Of all the comments I get on here Jack, yours always puzzle me.

      Nonetheless...God bless.

      Jason

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  6. These are beautiful. I've been listening to Byzantine as of late, and needed some "new" music to listen to (I have it on in the back round in our school room while our kids do their work). My oldest was humming a Byzantine chant earlier today. Doesn't get better than that. :)

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  7. I listened (briefly) to the nun's song. I think the point that Jason is making is that music, specifically sacred music, is meant to lift one's soul to God. Not to bring attention to oneself, or someone's personal agenda.

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  8. Been looking for a blog like this for a long time. Hope to be back around.

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    1. I am blessed that you enjoy it. May it be of service to you.

      Your servant in Christ,
      Jason

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  9. How about "O Magnum Mysterium"?

    Here's a beautiful version in a beautiful Mass:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y9yM53TowA

    Phil

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    1. Phil,
      Oh wow...can you imagine if music was like this at every Mass? I don't think I could handle it. I would break down in tears. Thank you for sharing it with me!

      Your servant in Christ,
      Jason

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  10. Thanks for putting all these up. I've been listening to the Salve Regina for the last couple of days and I can't get over how playful the monks sound at the end, screaming down the mountain on a toboggan. They seem very happy.

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