Jazz pianist Pamela York has a new album out, this time of hymns and spirituals. It’s called Lay Down This World, and the opening track will be a hit with Lutherans. Check it out here at iTunes. It’s also available at Amazon and elsewhere. It’s rare that I buy an entire album straight up without previewing every track, but Pam’s previous albums are terrific, and she’s also a great person: I met her at Berklee College of Music, and we went to church together at Park Street in Boston. Seriously, go buy it right now.
Attention composers, there is a hymn contest, deadline December 1. Click here for details.
Thanks to Jenny G. for sending this.
Somebody took the perfect song and put it to video and translated it. Awesome. Dream of the Return, Pet Metheny
One of our organists said to me, “I’m giving up the zimbelstern for Lent.”
I absolutely love this: Via Rob Long at Ricochet
Christmas Eve service at Salem Ministries (LCMS), Tomball, TX:
From the pancake church people: