If we were having coffee, I would share my favorite settings of the Magnificat with you.
Holden Evening Prayer. I used to lead this in seminary.
“My Savior’s Love Endures” by J.J. Heller. I found this because of Bonnie at A Knotted Life. It’s the song I would probably do if I were to do “special music” this month.
Nicola Porpora’s 17th century setting for women. I sang this with the Women’s Chorale at UC Santa Cruz in the fall of 1998. The only problem is that I couldn’t find the entire work in one video so you’re stuck with watching the first five videos on this playlist.
Charles Pachelbel’s 18th century setting. I did a chunk of this with my church choir in December 1997. This isn’t the Pachelbel who wrote “Canon in D” — it’s his son who emigrated to America.
“Holy Is Your Name” by David Haas. The hymn tune is “Wild Mountain Thyme”, one of my favorite Irish folk songs, and it’s Mark Haas singing it.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you how much I do not want to go to my endocrinology appointment tomorrow. My endocrinologist has no clue about how much I’m constantly moving and having to be flexible which means that the diet and food plans she recommends aren’t a good option. There’s also the fact that most of the food on there makes me gag and some of the things also irritate my stomach. *sighs* I’m bribing myself to go with the promise of a Target shopping trip afterwards.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how completely scrooge-esque I’m feeling right now. Our Christmas stuff is down in LA at my in-laws’ house and I haven’t set the kid-friendly nativity scene (the one thing I do have up here) up yet. Eventually, I guess.
Thanks for having coffee with me! See you next week.