Where Does Good Music Come From?

Most of you already know this, but I’ll say it again….I love music.  It can set my heart free from the burdens of this world and put me in a better mood almost within a few bars of a good song.  Where does good music come from?  Does it….

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..Come from sitting at an instrument, improvising and having fun and then it suddenly comes like a bolt from above?

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..Come from having skilled and talented mixers/recorders/engineers and using the very best that technology offers?

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..Come from above, inspired by an amazing Creator God who has made us in His image, able to love and be inspired and create a new thing?

Actually, I think all three are valid and true.  I am totally into a good mic and an awesome effect put on my voice to make it sound just a little cooler than before.  🙂  I love sitting at the piano and playing away, some good and some bad chords until something just hits me.  And I also know, without a doubt, that God above allows me to live and move and do anything that I can do.  “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights…” -James 1:17   Have an awesome week ahead, using the very special and unique gift that you have, to create something new and beautiful.  Slainte, Lisa

Music of Angels

One of the most exciting gifts in life is music.   And the angels at Christmas filled the sky with singing and rejoicing. “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host (angels) appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.’ ”  (Luke 2:13-14) It must have been a wonder to hear; isn’t it cool that God gave humble shepherds the front row, best seats in the house to the biggest concert ever.  🙂

Here is a wonderful, peaceful, and restive rendition of “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/The First Noel” performed by Orla Fallon on the harp and vocals.  (formerly of Celtic Woman)  Now I’m not a huge Celtic Woman fan, but she is very talented.  A small glimpse of the amazing music we’ll hear one day with the heavenly host.  I pray a peaceful day for you.  Slainte, Lisa

The Solace of a Sweet Song

The sound of a sweet voice singing a pleasing tune can bring amazing peace and solace to the soul.  This is Marianne Knight from Celtic Crossroads; she has an interesting mix of celtic & appalachian in her voice.  Enjoy “Ned of the Hill.”  It sounds better if you close your eyes and just listen.  Slainte, Lisa