about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Category Archives: Music
Readers here know of my love of early music. This concert was broadcast on a French tv network and brings about fifty minutes of delightful ensemble work from one of my favorite musicians, Jordi Savall.
One of my favorite musicians is bassist Patrick O’Hearn. A few of his albums have passed onto and off my shelf over the years. Or is that into and out of my cd player? My wife doesn’t like his music … Continue reading
I’m surprised I’ve never blogged on this before, Henryk Gorecki’s Third Symphony. I have the best-selling version with Dawn Upshaw on cd, which still is the finest version of the ones I’ve heard. Recently I stumbled across this one on … Continue reading
One of my favorite singers singing one of her lesser known songs. Ms Osborne sings a lot of soul standards–you can catch many of her capable covers on YouTube. This is from her breakout cd, Relish. It’s a collective writing … Continue reading
It’s been over six years since I last enjoyed a live performance of Pines of Rome. What a concept for an orchestral piece: pine trees in four locations around the Eternal City. The thrilling opening movement and the pounding passion … Continue reading
Chuck Berry wrote it. The Beatles recorded it. But my exposure to the ELO cover in the 70’s sticks in my mind. My brother was really big into this band. I heard they blew the roof off with their concert … Continue reading
When I think of American mountains, blue-green majesty is more what comes to mind. Two musical pieces to intersperse with your bands, anthems, and fireworks: From Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia, “The Blue Green Hills of Earth.” Alan Hovhaness’ Symphony number … Continue reading