Musical offerings: spreading love in a time of quarantine

Catherine suggests that we listen to Bobby McFerrin and the Ku’umba Singers: “Hold on!
Cathy Martin, “I Will Testify to Love

Eben Dodd: “Those Three Days

Betsy and Laura Williams with Beth Spicer: “By the Mark“ (Gillian Welch)

Eben Dodd: “The Holy Ghost Will Show You

Eric Robinson, “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley/Were You There?

Eben Dodd: “The Prodigal Son

Fred Gray: “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Eben Dodd, with the “Coronavirus Blues

Betsy and Laura Williams with Beth Spicer: “When I Hear That Trumpet Sound

Cathy Martin: “I Will Have Faith in You

Susie recommends:

Early Easter morning, a service from the Iona Community

The Easter gospel sung by Will Burhans and Naomi Burhans

Christ the Lord is Risen Today” (Laura Benning playing Ricky Lombardo’s arrangement)

The Strife is O’er” (the Episcopal Church Virtual Choir and Orchestra)

For Easter Eve: Kelly Joe Phelps, “Roll Away the Stone

Rev. Dan Smith: “Just Keep Goin’ On

Taizé: “Mon âme se repose

For music from a variety of online quarantine choirs, click here

For a variety of poems offered during the lockdown, click here

Other suggestions:

Charlotte suggests Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (with Krista Tippett here)

Karen suggests Compassion of Animals: True Stories of Animal Courage and Kindness by Kristin von Kreisler, Rustle of Angels by Webber and Webber, and Alabama’s “Angels Among Us

Alice asks you that you consider this story of a state bank’s ability to help in a crisis

Charlotte offers this Pentecost reflection from the Abbey of Hope

The BBC podcast “Heart and Soul” offers personal approaches to spirituality from around the world

The Shades of Yale sing “We Shall Overcome

For absolutely no reason at all, almost two hours of Chopin nocturnes (Stefan Askenase, 1954)
And here, for not much more reason, are another six hours of Chopin (Giovanni Umberto Battel and Noah Johnson)

Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Sepulto Domino (Collegium 1704 , Luks–singers and orchestra all in masks)

Bach’s Easter oratorio, “Kommt, eilet und laufet,” BWV 249 (Netherlands Bach Society, van Veldhoven)

Jan Dismas Zelenka’s “Missa Omnium Sanctorum,” ZWV 21 (Ensemble Inégal, Prague Baroque Soloists, Adam Viktora)

Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Missa Votiva in E minor (Collegium 1704, Luks)

Gary Stroutsos plays the Hopi flute

Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me,” “A Lovely Day” and a live concert or two
in honor of Bill Withers’ joining the choir celestial at 81

A live lockdown concert by Fred’s favorite young Dutch organist, Gert van Hoef

The Golden Gate Quartet: “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen

Stay tuned for more…