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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Music Video: Last chance Gloria

Lent starts on Wednesday, and my community will strip down the music to a bare minimum. Some traditions fast from music entirely during Lent, a practice that sounds particularly penitential to my musician's soul. This year I'm looking forward to the sparser singing. I lost my voice before Christmas and still cannot sing, so I've been on a musical diet of sorts for weeks. Less music to hear, less temptation to exceed my imposed vocal restrictions. I find myself craving certain songs, like a kid with her face pressed up against the glass of the chocolate store, dreaming of which piece she would choose, imagining the taste.

As we sang the Gloria today, I realized I won't hear it again until the Triduum, long weeks away. If I were to have only more taste of a Gloria, this might be the one I would choose!

What is on your musical plate this week? Share in the comments - so I have yet more wonderful tastes to dream about through the long, cold Lenten days to come.

1 comment:

  1. Michelle,
    Thank you for posting this.
    I love how you describe your craving for certain songs. Hope your voice heals.

    We don't strip the music down, but we do add confessions etc.


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