Bare Breath Moments http://barebreathmoments.com Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:19:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 In the Beginning – Choral Music for John 1 http://barebreathmoments.com/in-the-beginning-choral-music-for-john-1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=in-the-beginning-choral-music-for-john-1 http://barebreathmoments.com/in-the-beginning-choral-music-for-john-1/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 02:35:43 +0000 wwellborn http://barebreathmoments.com/?p=2062 In_the_Beginning_2a In_the_Beginning_2a This is a choral interpretation of the first few verses of John.  I do not currently have a choir that is able to perform my works so all I have to offer is an electronic version.   I have also included the score.  I do hope you enjoy.  My heavenly father certainly gave me [...]

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This is a choral interpretation of the first few verses of John.  I do not currently have a choir that is able to perform my works so all I have to offer is an electronic version.   I have also included the score.  I do hope you enjoy.  My heavenly father certainly gave me joy while I was working on it.

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Jesus asked his disciples, WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?  Only Peter answered “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.”

Was Jesus giving a pop quiz?  Maybe.   More to the point, why would He ask this?  Was He attempting to gain recognition from his nearest & dearest?

I think he had another motive.

If you look at the miracles performed in the canonical gospels, most were quite public.  Yet this question was posed privately.  Example?

Consider the disparaging comments Jesus had for those about to stone the woman taken in adultery.  Getting a mob to re-think their “eye for an eye” mentality at that time, was indeed a miracle.

ANOTHER “I AM” MOMENT

Genesis has many lessons in it, if you look closely.  There are several in the Creation story alone–besides the temptation and “fall of man.” (though this could be a lecture within itself)  However, I’m going to fast forward to Moses in Exodus.

When Moses conversed with the Divine, then questioned “Who am I to say has sent me?”  The reply was “I AM WHO AM.”  Some translations have “I AM THE ONE WHO IS.”  I’m sure he still wondered  “who is this I Am?”

ONE MORE TIME

Fast forward once more.  Rather, lets go back to where we started–with Jesus.  He is now being questioned by the Pharisees.  Demanding an answer, the Sanhedrin wants an answer to “are you the Messiah, the Son of the Living God?”  Jesus states “I Am.”  That reply ensured his demise.

Why does this question turned statement engage, enrage, and stir up so much controversy?  Yet still manages to strike awe and mystery in those who hear it?

 

 

 

 

 

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Over the years many bands have crossed over from Christian Music to Popular Music.  Such examples include Sixpence None the Richer and Amy Grant.

Do you believe these bands lose identity when they release a secular song? In other words, are they less likely to be taken seriously as Christian artists? Or do you believe it’s an opportunity to reach a broader audience?

What are your views on Heavy Metal, Rap and Punk Christian Bands?  They seem to have a strong following.  Are all genres of music acceptable to “Spread His Word?”

 

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The Family Unit – Religious Artwork http://barebreathmoments.com/the-family-unit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-family-unit http://barebreathmoments.com/the-family-unit/#comments Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:36:30 +0000 mike samford http://barebreathmoments.com/?p=2008  a moment in prayer, drawing for sculpture Thedesigncenter.org michaelsamford.blogspot.com

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Is there a project, book, art, music or event you’re working on? Let Bare Breath Moments help you let others know!

 

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What new Choral works do you plan on introducing this fall to your Worship group? http://barebreathmoments.com/what-new-choral-works-do-you-plan-on-introducing-this-fall-to-your-worship-group/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-new-choral-works-do-you-plan-on-introducing-this-fall-to-your-worship-group http://barebreathmoments.com/what-new-choral-works-do-you-plan-on-introducing-this-fall-to-your-worship-group/#comments Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:00:22 +0000 joecrystal http://barebreathmoments.com/?p=1994 Every summer publishers send music directors a stack of new pieces to be reviewed, were they any that jumped out at you? Tell other directors why. Is there a piece you can’t find? Is there a text or topic you just cant find a musical setting for? Someone else might have found a setting you’re looking for. Maybe there’s a piece [...]

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Every summer publishers send music directors a stack of new pieces to be reviewed, were they any that jumped out at you? Tell other directors why.

Is there a piece you can’t find? Is there a text or topic you just cant find a musical setting for? Someone else might have found a setting you’re looking for.

Maybe there’s a piece  you wrote!

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Have you been working on any new music or poetry, essays, books this summer? If you are looking for an outlet to let others hear your work, let Bare Breath Moments help you. We are a site dedicated to Sacred Artistry, so we can target your audience. Join others who have too.

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My Search http://barebreathmoments.com/my-search-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=my-search-2 http://barebreathmoments.com/my-search-2/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:01:59 +0000 joecrystal http://barebreathmoments.com/?p=1977   My Search We are planning on submitting “My Search” for publishing. We welcome any thoughts you may have on this piece of music.    

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We are planning on submitting “My Search” for publishing. We welcome any thoughts you may have on this piece of music.

 

 

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Choir Directors: Do you take a summer break? http://barebreathmoments.com/choir-directors-do-you-take-a-summer-break/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=choir-directors-do-you-take-a-summer-break http://barebreathmoments.com/choir-directors-do-you-take-a-summer-break/#comments Thu, 23 May 2013 01:45:05 +0000 joecrystal http://barebreathmoments.com/?p=1971 As the spring nears, summer always seems to be quickly upon us. Some choose to give the choir the summer off to revitalize and enjoy the weather; especially or smaller choirs, this can be a struggle with members being gone for vacations. How do you prepare your choir for the summer break? Do you send them away with music to [...]

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As the spring nears, summer always seems to be quickly upon us. Some choose to give the choir the summer off to revitalize and enjoy the weather; especially or smaller choirs, this can be a struggle with members being gone for vacations. How do you prepare your choir for the summer break? Do you send them away with music to listen to; possible selections for the following year? What are some of the things you have done in the past, that you can share with the group?

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ATTENTION COMPOSERS–What do you hear? Melody needed for lyrics http://barebreathmoments.com/attention-composers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=attention-composers http://barebreathmoments.com/attention-composers/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:29:25 +0000 joecrystal http://barebreathmoments.com/?p=1957 LEAVE IT AT THE DOOR He was her heart, her reason to live How much of herself she had given to him. And though his sorrow appeared to be true His fists forgot, as he battered and bruised her. What had she done to deserve this life? Saying “I do”, does it mean this too? [...]

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LEAVE IT AT THE DOOR

He was her heart, her reason to live

How much of herself she had given to him.

And though his sorrow appeared to be true

His fists forgot, as he battered and bruised her.

What had she done to deserve this life?

Saying “I do”, does it mean this too?

Is this part of being a wife? Is this a part of married life?

 

As she nurses her pain and swollen pride,

A postal truck pulls in the drive.

She looks thru the curtains, and he knows someone’s home,

He holds a box; and calls “Hello?”

She calls thru the screen “I’m on the phone.”

“Leave it at the door.”

He pauses a minute, and calls “OK.

But I’ll return before the end of the day.

It’s no bother, it’s on my way.”

Before she protests or can say no—

He disappears down the road.

 

These are lyrics for a melody yet to be written.  There is more to this, however, do you hear a melody for what is here?  If so, contact us.

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