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What music do you like to listen to?

Discussion in 'Pentecostal & Assemblies of God' started by quietbloke, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. quietbloke

    quietbloke Brother in Christ Supporter

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    I enjoy the singing of Katherine Jenkins,the Welsh beauty,who has so much variety from opera to pop. So many songs about faith,hope and love too!
     
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    It depends on my mood. My music collection includes Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classical, Country, Raggae, 40s Standards, 50-60s oldies and Easy Listening.
     
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  3. Halbhh

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    If you like, I'd like to listen to a youtube example of a song or two of hers you like.

    Here's a couple of the very many I like a lot in the last year:



     
  4. quietbloke

    quietbloke Brother in Christ Supporter

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    I enjoyed both of these beautiful renderings. Thankyou for sharing them. I cannot transfer YouTube on to this forum. Katherine Jenkins singing,'How Great Thou art',would be my first choice
     
  5. A_Thinker

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    I also like various types of music ... Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classical, Chant, etc.

    I got into a lot of Classical music in my early adulthood, so, a lot of Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Vivaldi, etc.

    I sang with an Orchestral Choir for 12 years, and so, became a fan of the various Requiems (Brahms, Mozart, Verdi, Chopin, etc.), as well as some Opera. My exposure to Opera has been lesser, but I enjoy the singing of Kathleen Battle, Pavoratti, and the operas "La Boheme", and "La Traviata".

    However, I am also a fan of the "light rock" bands Chicago, and the Eagles, plus a wide variety of other popular music. I also like the music of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Madonna, and others.

    I also like various chant-type choral music, especially like the work "Brother Sun - Sister Moon" by the Cambridge Singers.

    I also like the Hillsong piece "What a Beautiful Name" and was an avid fan of Amy Grant in her day ...
     
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  6. zephcom

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    I'm not a musician so that part of the musical world I'm completely ignorant of. M'Lady, who is a singer, has analyzed me and decided that I like the rhythm of music rather than singing. She is most likely right.

    Most of the time, I set my music player to just play random songs from all the genres in my collection. Other times I crave just one style. Once or twice a year I seem to really need to hear "Hallelujah" over and over again. I go to YouTube and start with the Pentatonix version and end with Leonard Cohen but find random versions in between.
     
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    It can be like that ... I spent one sick day listening to different covers of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" ...
     
  8. quietbloke

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    I like the music of Philippa Hannah. Also Hillsong and Bethel worship music. I like Cliff Richard's current Album,' Rising up'
     
  9. quietbloke

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    Fernando's Ortez. His piano playing and singing is so relaxing
     
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    I love the piano playing of Roy Todd. A faithful minister of Christ,as well as a talented composer and musician
     
  11. quietbloke

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    The music of people like Fanny Crosby,Graham Kendrick,Chris Bowater and other inspired composers lives on. 'Songs of Praise' is still a favourite television programme!
     
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    I love the music of Dave Bilbrough. His songs always glorify Jesus!
     
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    I am still blessed by the music and songs of Graham Kendrick
     
  14. CaspianSails

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    I like all kinds of music. For Christian music I like the old hymns, the choruses and songs from the 70's and 80's and some contemporary music. It is interesting to note that many hymns, particularly those written by Charles Wesley were subject to extreme scrutiny to test for scriptural accuracy in the words. We don't find that today. I can tell you easily Christian music I don't like, repetitious and lacking in real meaning. For me songs that build faith, relate the gospel and the Christian walk and those that lift up Jesus or the Father and not just play to our emotions are more for me. I will take the Old Rugged Cross over Fill Me Up any day or All Hail the Power of Jesus Name over One Thing Remains or any song that focuses on I see your face, I see your face. Not all but a lot of modern Contemporary Christian Music lacks real meaning, is simply to engage your emotion or in some cases factually innaccurate and in a few cases blasphemy.

    That is not to say I don't like some modern CCM but overall I will take a hymn. Want to see your church light up on Sunday, sing All Hail the Power of Jesus Name or How Great Thou Art or one of my favorites Blessed Assurance or It is Well with my Soul. I could go on and include Victory in Jesus, Come thou Fount and not the modern version, or On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand, again not the mixed up version. So yes, I am not crazy about contemporary christian music but I do like some of it a lot. Most of it not so much. Too much repetition, too little truth and too much emotion. Give me some older Bill Gaither, Lanny Wolfe and newer songs about the gospel and Gods mercy and I am good.

    A quote I recently read, don't know the origin - “Praise songs are to hymns what greeting cards are to literature”
     
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  15. Anthony2019

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    I love all types of music, especially classical/choral music, film music, music from the 70s onwards although I'm not keen on some of the modern chart music. Maybe I'm getting too old!

    As far as Christian music goes, I'm not particularly a fan of some of the more modern upbeat worship songs (such as Hillsongs music). I love the old hymns, especially those in the Anglican and other hymnals, and I tend to prefer modern songs which follow a classic hymnody - such as Keith & Krystyn Getty, Stuart Townsend, etc. I love celtic music styles as I find them very peaceful and inspirational.
     
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    I have such a HUGE variety. But I will say it tends towards the older music from the 70s and 80s. Including the Christian music. I listen to soft jazz, Celtic, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Group One Crew, and a few other more modern Christian artists. It's just kind of all over the place.
     
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    I think you make a very good point here. A lot of modern worship songs lack reverence in both their wording and style. Jesus may be our closest friend, but the Lord God is the Creator and sustainer of life and demands our utmost respect. A lot of the more traditional hymns and songs are richer in their theology, have a clear evangelistic message, use a standard hymnody which makes it more suitable for congregational singing and convey something of the mystery and majesty of God and have a feeling of reverence and awe.

    However, I don't want to appear too old-fashioned and realise that we should welcome and embrace new creativity in the church!
     
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  18. Anthony2019

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    Here's my list of 'currently playing'. A good mixture of the old and new.

    Allelulia Sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol) - Choir of Norwich Cathedral

    Lord Have Mercy - Robin Mark

    Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God - Keith & Krytsten Getty

    Jarrod Cooper - Eagles Wings

    How Can I keep From Singing - Robert Kochis

    Columba's Blessing - Northumbria Community

    Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer - Kingsway Music
     
  19. quietbloke

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    You mentioned Jarrod Cooper. I like his singing and preaching. 'You are my Healer' by Jarrod Cooper
     
  20. Anthony2019

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    I love Jarrod Cooper's music and have his album "Sanctuary". He is a very gifted writer and his songs help me draw closer to God, reminding me of the nurture and care He has for us as individuals.
     
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