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Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by SaggyWoman, Jun 9, 2005.
Do you go to concerts?
Not only do I go to CCM concerts, but I play in classical band concerts as a semi-pro member of the Philadelphia Biblical University Symphonic Band.
Not sure what is meant by "secular" as a voting option.
I guess that going to symphony orchestra concert would be considered "secular," unless perhaps they might play selections from something like Handel's Messiah or something like that.
I go to shows once every other month or so.
I intend to see Beck and The White Stripes this year.
I go to both secular and christian concerts, but more secular.
Regarding secular, anymore about 99% of them would be bluegrass music festivals. Of course, just about all bluegrass bands do some "gospel" numbers, but these festivals would still fall into the category of "secular" I guess.
Some secular bands that were my favorites back in my younger years are still playing music...the Allman Brothers Band, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, etc...but I have absolutly no interest in going to the concerts anymore. I do buy new records they put out...if they get a good review.
I dont hardly go to any CCM concerts because most of CCM is so very "Pop" music oriented, and I have (((ZERO))) interest in any form of Pop music...even christian. I will go see someone like Phil Keaggy or Iona if they are somewhere close, because neither are Pop and both do a substantial amount of instrumental improvisation. And if I found out that, lets say, a group of Vineyard musicians were going to be playing a Winds of Worship style worship service at a church somewhere I would be interested...again because some improvisation would no doubt be part of it.
The categories are a bit broad.
"Christian" - Southern Gospel, Classical/Sacred - Yes. // CCM - NO
"Secular" - Rock of any kind - NO // Symphony - yes
So, I guess I should have checked "Both", instead of "What are you talking about?"
I rarely go, because the budget won't allow it. If it is a no charge event, I may go.
Actually, although I have no interest whatsoever in classical music, I think some of it might be considered "christian". One of the really important guys in classical music...Bach, Beethovan, Mozart, etc...was a christian and it seems like I rememeber reading somewhere that he put something at the closing of everything he wrote, in his own laguage(whatever it was) that meant "To God be the Glory"...or something like that.
J.S.Bach is the composer who signed all of his compositions (sacred & secular)SDG(Sola Glori Deo, to God be the Glory Alone!).
Thanks! I knew it was one of those important figures in classical music.
And actually, I spoke incorrectly in my post. I said I have no interest in classical music. What I meant to say was I have no interest in "symphony" style classical music.
I have a couple of solo classical guitar recordings by Andres Segovia that I really enjoy, and sometimes I enjoy some of those small groups that play classical music. 4 or 5 instruments. I enjoy listening that sometimes.
(I believe its called "Chamber Music"...is that correct?)
You're Welcome! And,you are correct in calling some the music played by groups of 4+ musicians "chamber music" since the form grew out of nobles (barons,princes,etc.)having musicians play in rooms in their castles dedicated to music and entertainment.
There are also "chamber orchestras",usually made up of 10-40 musicians as opposed to the 100 member orchestras of today.
I like Andres Segovia too. Have you listened to Christopher Parkening,Julian Bream,John Williams,and Liona Boyd,all classical guitarists?
On the contemporary side,I like Ottmar Liebert, Craig Chaquito,Esteban,Charlie Byrd,Luiz Bonfa,Al De Meola,Paco De Luca.
I enjoy almost all types of music. ( I don't care for RAP , I don't understand Opera, and JAZZ doesnt really do much for me)... but I like Rock and County, Southern Rock and Gospel, Bluegrass and Classical, R&B, Soul, Blues,Contempory Christian, Disco, Ragtime, Dixieland,etc etc... Music from the 1700's, 1800's 1920's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's and 2000's ...So if the opportunity to go to a concert arises whether it be in a Church , or a Civic Center, or a Music Festival ...I go. The way I see it...you know your beliefs and it is impossible to segregate yourself from all the bad things there are in the world so expierience life to the fullest and enjoy the good and dont participate in the things that go against your beliefs. We are all human beings with Human feelings ...and Love is the subject of most music whether it's the Love of God or the love of the opposite Gender. Or Love gone wrong.
Well, I hope I answered the question right. I don't go to concerts very often, but I put both because I sometimes go to orchestra/piano style concerts at college, although those usually have one or two Christian hymns in them. Otherwise, I would go to some Southern Gospel concerts (Inspirations are going to be near my hometown in July). As some people on this board probably know already...I'm a Southern Gospel fan.
I don't go to concerts because:
1. I don't have the money.
2. I live in a rural area and all concerts are far away.
(2b. Far away=high gas expense, refer to 1)
3. I don't usually enjoy them all that much.
I'd much rather listen to the recordings at home.
Yes, I've heard recodings by some of those guitarists on the radio stations here that play classical music. But I dont have any recordings by any of those, except Segovia.
The only other recordings of classical guitar I have besides Segovia are by John Michael Talbot, Gary Lowry, Johnathan Burchfield, Rick Foster, and Bob Thomas. I also have a video presentation by Rick Foster. Are you familiar with them?
Now, most of that isnt *classical* music per se, but rather most of it is hymns and christian songs, but played on a solo classical guitar(for the most part) and played in the style of classical music.
I'm a musician myself and although I mostly play lead guitar and dobro in a bluegrass band, and contemporary electric guitar(playing praise and worship music), I have a classical guitar and play it from time to time. I find classical style guitar music to be very relaxing and enjoyable not only to listen to, but to play as well.
I have a recording by Craig Chaquito, and used to have some Al Di Meola LP's back in the 70's. I think I have some Charlie Byrd on some Jazz compilation CD's I have.
As you can see, I have quite a wide range of interest regarding music.
(Just dont put rap on around me. Within about 5 minutes the headaches will come and I'll have to leave the room. I honestly cant understand how any human can want that noise going into their ears.)