Orcestrating Hymns for another purpose...

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by UnchartedSpirit, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. UnchartedSpirit

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    I thought of doing some melodies from hymns as theatrical soundtracks...not for a non-Christ- centered movie, but is there still something wrong with that?
     
  2. Filmproducer

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    What would be wrong with it? We just recorded the soundtrack for the trailer to our film. Our composer did and excellent job. We used a piano rendition of "It is Well With My Soul", modified to fit the mood and sequencing of the trailer.
     
  3. Gayla

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    Don't see anything wrong with that.

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    Well, what if It is Well With my soul was a melody in a symphony for "Lord of the Rings," or "The Cronicles of Narnia," or even any of the Harry Potter movies?
     
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    I was just about to warm up for a good rant...

    ...then remembered the number of times the Hallelujah Chorus has been used... "inappropriately"...in movies, so decided to just go sit in corner and sulk instead...
     
  6. Gayla

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    Well, yeah . . . Making sure it is appropriate and tasteful is a Good thing!:thumbsup: :wavey:
     
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    There's nothing wrong with it, morally, but those songs may be so familar to people from being used in a church context, that it could be a distraction to them when used in another context.

    For example, in my old church, they often had a song called "I Should Have Been Crucified", but because the melody of that song was taken from an old country song called, "There Goes My Everything", I could never listen to the song in church without laughing and, just by instinct, singing the words to the secular version of the melody.

    Likewise, I can never hear "Jesus Loves the Little Children" any more without subconsciously singing, "We're all part of Andy's Army/We love all our boys in green/and we'll really shake them up/when we win Lombardi's Cup"/ For Philly has the greatest football team"

    ((and, yes I know that it's the Lombardi Trophy, not the Lombardi "Cup", but that doesn't rhyme.))

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  8. Gayla

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    When I hear "Jesus Loves the Little Children", I go right into . . . . "Everything is Beautiful" in it's own way .. . :smilewinkgrin:
     
  9. faithgirl46

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    I see nothing wrong with it. I have heard hymns on regular tv.
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