Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This one makes the list

My friend Deb (at left) wrote recently about a moving experience while listening to a certain song in her car (much like Bob moved me earlier this week). Today, while I was reflecting and writing about all the "love-talk" in 1 John, I was listening to the ol' iPod and found myself moved not only by music I was listening to, but the words I was reading and writing about. I was being bombarded by beauty.

If I compiled a list of some of the most beautiful music in the world, this would be near the top, and I'm really thankful that it came over my headphone speakers this afternoon.



I'm curious to know what songs move other people in the same way.

5 comments:

Andrew said...

i had a similar experience the other day waiting for the bus listening to my Ipod on shuffle - im going to write it up now, take a look if you wish

www.justiceandlearning.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

The theme from the movie The Mission...
Steve

Andrew said...

yeah, gabriels oboe is a beautiful song too

damonm said...

Not sure if I ever remembered to recommended this to you, but as far as music that is spellbindingly beautiful, that appears ot have come from someplace beyond to grace our ears.. You can't do much better than Talk Talk's 1988 Spirit of Eden album. The mystique around its recording (successful synthpop band disappears to record new record, bars record label from sessions, returns with something utterly unique, refuses to release singles or tour, is sued) is such a prefect mythology for it but the music truly stands alone. It's like a brief ray of perfect sunlight. There's a lot of essays/blogposts or what have you online written about the profound effect the album has had on people, and reading them, it's easy to think that there's something pretty special about this music. I think.
hard to pick a song and I encourage you to get the whole album in good quality and let it envelop you. if you require a sample though, I'd recommend the song 'I Believe In You'

Annie said...

'Majesty Snowbird' by Sufjan Stevens.