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New Music for Advent

I was interviewed by the Episcopal News Service for a piece they did on Advent music. It’s an interesting read:

As inevitable as Advent wreaths and Christmas pageants, music fills Episcopal churches throughout the holiday season. Congregations embrace services of Lessons and Carols and performances of Handel’s “Messiah” as choir directors seek to provide a balance of the beloved and familiar with new works illuminating the miracle of the Incarnation.

Unlike in shopping malls – and some other denominations – the music of December is not Christmas carols but Advent hymns during the four weeks before the Nativity.

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Christian spirituality with a gritty edge

The Episcopal News Service has done a piece on Transmission, the album. It’s worth checking out:

Nearly two years after performing at the Episcopal Church’s General Convention where his debut album, “Rotation,” became one of the Episcopal bookstore’s best selling items, Isaac Everett is back with a second release.

“Transmission,” a collaboration with lyricist j. Snodgrass, follows the ordo of a mass while telling a story that is rooted in Everett’s and Snodgrass’ experiences as young Christians in New York City.

“I wanted the songs to portray the urban, gritty feel of the city, the rush of people, the subways,” says Everett, a 26-year-old musician in his final year at New York’s Union Theological Seminary. “I wanted people to feel the reality of the city grind and experience the presence of Christian spirituality within that.”

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