All posts tagged "Streaming audio"

Songs of lament


While songs of lament have a long Biblical tradition but seem to have given short shrift in the current milieu of worship music. Michael Card is among those recognizing the situation: “Our theology tells us that if we complain to God, we’re being disrespectful. But at least 80 of the Psalms are actually Laments. It has become a lost language to our culture…. Every lament in the Bible, with the exception of Psalm 88, ends in praise. The answer to all our laments is seeing the face of God.” But there is a resurgence of the use of lament in Christian worship and music. Dave Trout @ UndertheRadar (www.radarradio.net) interviewed Card for his blog and has a great episode featuring new songs of lament.  Here’s the blurb: Take a walk on the darker side of faith.  All of the music this week creatively expresses the theme of lament.  We’ll also talk about why this topic is important to our faith.  Includes music by Jon Foreman, Michael Card, Emmylou Harris, and an interview clip with Eric Peters. Stream the episode here. Contact Dave here and let him know I said hello.


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New Steven Curtis Chapman


Live webcast tonight (10pm EST/9pm CST/7pm PST). Facebook link here, where you can see footage of Maria’s Big House of Hope, a charity he began in memory of his daughter. SCC says the events of the past couple of years (including the home-going of his young daugther) inspired much of his new release, which is scheduled for release today. You can stream the new single “Heaven Is the Face” from his MySpace page here. Good stuff from a great artist.


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Free new music streams


JesusFreakHideOut.com has a “Listening Party” page which streams (mostly) full albums of new releases. The Glorious Unseen, Phil Stacy, and Leeland are or have been featured. I say mostly because Limbs and Branches by Jon Foreman (Switchfoot front man) only has 30-second samples, which is peevish.  But I can’t complain with free. Do you have suggestions for similar sites? Let me know.


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Under the Radar radio


If you’re looking for a reliable source of new music, I recommend Under the Radar radio. Calling it ‘the best music you’ve never heard,’ host Dave Trout does a great job of introducing you to artists that you should know about if you haven’t. Says Dave: What music should you expect on UNDER THE RADAR? You’ll hear music from fairly undiscovered artists [Jill Phillips, Justin McRoberts, Lanae Hale, Andrew Osenga], some established artists who are under-appreciated [Derek Webb, Andrew Peterson, Cindy Morgan, Downhere], and some of the lesser-known songs from well-known artists [Sara Groves, Delirious?, Jars of Clay, Nichole Nordeman]. You can listen on-line, download, or find a station near you. Strongly recommended, especially if you’re an indie or grassroots or Americana fan.


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On-line organ recital from Pennsylvania


Sue Ellen Echard of the Church of the Holy Spirit (Harleysville, PA) has posted her June 2009 organ recital on-line. The sound quality is very good and her performance is great. Program: Toccota by Theodore DuBois Sonata VI Finale:  Andante, Op. 65 by Felix Mendelssohn Dunlap’s Creek, setting by James Bieryl Earth and All Stars by Keith Kolander Piece d’Orgue, BMV 572 by J.S. Bach Church site here.


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