Sounds of the Season 5: Christmas

Merry Christmas. That phrase is packed so full of hope and promise, that it even penetrates secular ears and culture. It seems weird to write this after New Year’s midnight, but I and the entire household have been sick for days (though not with the current...

Sounds of the Season 4: Advent (part 4)

There’s an old saying, “The night is darkest just before the dawn.” For the final installment of this Advent series, I want to musically explore the darker side of Advent, a more personal and emotional side. Advent is the season where we wait for the...

Sounds of the Season 3: Advent (part 3)

My other confession: I should have started this series 2 weeks earlier, so bear with me as we pick up the pace to finish our musical journey through the awesome season of Advent. I stated earlier that some music is meant for reflection, contemplative prayer,...

Sounds of the Season 2: Advent (part 2)

As we continue to journey through Advent, there are several pieces of music that can guide our way. Hymns and folk songs usually go way back in our history, even coming from many different backgrounds and cultures. I want to share a few, most of which we have sung or...