Drones, picks and Popsicle sticks: Notes on traditional styles of playing the mountain dulcimer and its European antecedents

Editor’s note – To see new posts on HOGFIDDLE, scroll down past the Dec. 6, 2016, post titled "Psalmodikon!" below. This article, “Drones, Picks and Popsicle Sticks,” appeared in Dulcimer Players News, _______ 2010. By Peter Ellertsen Sooner or later, anybody who plays the Appalachian dulcimer has the dulcimer conversation. [1] I first encountered it … Continue reading Drones, picks and Popsicle sticks: Notes on traditional styles of playing the mountain dulcimer and its European antecedents

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Psalmodikon — background on that odd little Swedish box fiddle I’m learning to play

Notes I put together for a proposal on “A Pioneer Swedish Singing School: Teaching the Old Songs in a New Land,” recreating a 19th-century Swedish- or Norwegian-American hymn sing using an old-country box fiddle called a psalmodikon. It didn't get funded, and I never finished the notes. But the proposal pulls together background on the … Continue reading Psalmodikon — background on that odd little Swedish box fiddle I’m learning to play

Garry Wills on Covenant of Grace

Garry Wills. "Excerpt: 'Head and Heart: American Christianities'," in Dave Davies, "Garry Wills, Meditating on the Church-State Divide," Fresh Air, National Public Radio, 4 October 2007 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14986005. EXCERPT [of excerpt!]: The founders of the New England colonies did not come to America to protect any variety in religious practice, or to assert the primacy of … Continue reading Garry Wills on Covenant of Grace

Peace Lutheran — Pentecost XX

Call to Worship/Gathering Music: "Great Are You, Lord" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaP8fKAR2Og Worship Songs: "Shout to the Lord" - w/Psalm 96 in middle (music underscoring reading of scripture) "You're Worthy of My Praise" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVKx59gp0ow "I Give You My Heart" (not 7 minutes worth!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST1RD2LzMkM Special Music: Adam "God With Us" creed: "We Believe" sung "Lord's Prayer" Closing Song: … Continue reading Peace Lutheran — Pentecost XX

‘Headin’ for the Promised Land’ — trad service, Peace Lutheran, Nov. ___, Pentecost ___

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfmENtLkzp8 Headin' for the Promised Land (SATB) - Natalie Sleeth, Lloyd Larson A choral arrangement by Natalie Sleeth that we started rehearsing tonight at Springfield's Peace Lutheran Church, 2800 West Jefferson, performed below by the Taiwanese American Fellowship Presbyterian Church choir, Hillsborough, N.J. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYGnxzD92UI

‘A Mighty Fortress’ in a contemporary worship format

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vT6HQ1QaU4&feature=youtu.be HeartSong Cedarville University - A Mighty Fortress (Official Music Video) HeartSong at Cedarville University Published on May 6, 2013 Official music video for A Mighty Fortress off the Cathedral CD by HeartSong. Available on iTunes HeartSong is a ministry of Cedarville University which exists to communicate the livable reality of the Gospel as seen … Continue reading ‘A Mighty Fortress’ in a contemporary worship format

Salman Rushdie pulls a novel about Trump out of his “deep bag of tricks”

A new book by my favorite novelist whom I haven't read yet -- Reviewed in the Oct. 27 issue of New York Review of Books: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/10/26/salman-rushdie-new-york-bubble/ Lede: "Whether by design, chance, or oracular divination, Salman Rushdie has managed, within a year of the 2016 election, to publish the first … Continue reading Salman Rushdie pulls a novel about Trump out of his “deep bag of tricks”

Peace Lutheran playlist for Pentecost XIX (Oct. 14)

Including a Contemporary Worship Music version of Jubilate Deo! Here is the music plan for this weekend's service: Gathering Music: "Psalm 100" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaL_VeHil6U Worship Songs: "Doxology" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR4bBnmFGHA "That's Why We Praise Him" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGaUmSbXJ-A "Jesus Messiah" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdxSC1tHJn0 "Holy and Anointed One" (1x only) creed: "We Believe" sung "Lord's Prayer" special during Communion: "Remember" - Jamie Closing … Continue reading Peace Lutheran playlist for Pentecost XIX (Oct. 14)