Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Mix

We have noticed that until this year, when our buddies at Big Idea came up with A Very Veggie Easter, there has been a noticeable lack of such Easter CDs out on the market. We have started to compile some of our favorite...its not Easter until I hear this one...kind of music. I would love your ideas, as we haven't finished compiling it yet.

So far we have:
Hosanna-- Michael W Smith
Via Dolorosa-- (I'd love the Rhoda Schultz version, but I'll settle for Sandi Patti)
Easter Song-- 2nd Chapter of Acts
Was it a Morning Like This-- Sandi Patti
Arise, My Love--
Hope's Song-- Rebecca St. James (from the Easter Carol)

I think we need Christ the Lord is Risen Today. What else? Any ideas of what music you need for Easter?

8 Comments:

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Than the Man said...

One of my favorite Easter/Lent hymns OF ALL is one called "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded". I first heard it on a Fernando Ortega CD entitled "Hymns and Meditations". The hymn was originally written by Bernard of Clairveaux in 1153. The words and melody are incredibly powerful!

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger DenverSop said...

Oooo...good one, Than! I love that hymn.

I have a whole Easter album by Acappella called "Resurrection." I listen to it every Easter season and sometimes during the rest of the year.

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger DenverSop said...

P.S. I sing Via Dolorosa. Maybe I can record it for your compilation. :-)

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger Mellifluous said...

I have no doubt you sing it beautifully. Do you also sing the Spanish convincingly? That's my problem with the version we currently have...the Spanish sounds rote, not expressive like it would be if sung by someone who knows Spanish. That's what Rhoda had...and even Sandi Patti. I don't think you studied Spanish, but I know you have sung in all sorts of languages. I wonder how you do it...

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger Connor said...

The Holy One - Mark Schultz

 
At 11:52 AM, Blogger mle said...

One of our favorites (me and Cindy) is a hymn that may or may not be called "Up from the Grave He Arose". Now, maybe this hymn is a Mennonite 4-part harmony thing, and i honestly don't know if there is any recording of it out there that really does it justice, i just know that Easter isn't Easter until the congregation has sung "up from the grave He arose (he arose) with a mighty triumph o'er his foes (he arose)" the basses echo...

another one that might be a 4-part harmony congregation thing is "Lift your glad voices"... again, dunno about good recordings.

but you're right, lis, there aren't Easter Albums out there, and just like the Christmas hymns have all become Christmas Carols that we sing (at least the first verse of) so should Easter hymns and songs be so entrenched in our musical media lives...

i also love O Sacred Head, Now Wounded. definite must.

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger Mellifluous said...

I don't know "lift your glad voices" at least just by that...but I know the other two. We'll have to check online for them...I'd hope if they have them that they are in 4 part.

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger DenverSop said...

Well, "Up from the grave he arose" is on the Acappella Resurrection album.

Me, sing the Spanish convincingly? Well, it may have some slight pronunciation errors, but it definitely doesn't sound rote. :-) Is it possible to sing that melody without expression?

 

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