Sunday, April 26, 2009

Beautiful Music

I record the Sunday morning broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Music and the Spoken Word so that after we get home from church and have had our family dinner, I can listen to that morning's broadcast. My kids know that often when I say "I am going to listen to the Tabernacle Choir", this is code for "I am going to take a nap". But today was different. For one reason or another, today when I went to listen to the choir, there were four broadcasts in my DVR queue. Although I wasn't especially moved by today's program, the prior three weeks' programs were fantastic! These included the broadcast before the Sunday morning session of general conference and the broadcast from Easter Sunday. What an uplifting treat. I ended up listening to each one a second time and last week's a third time--a total of four hours. One of my favorites was His Voice as the Sound, American folk hymn; arr. Mack Wilburg.

There is something powerful in beautiful music. I was lifted and inspired. I could not bring myself to delete these...I'm sure I'll listen again.