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December 2012
December 17, 2012

How to Truly Listen: A TED lecture by Evelyn Glennie

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums. Percussionist and composer Dame Evelyn Glennie lost nearly all of her hearing by age 12. Rather than isolating her, it has given her a unique connection to her music. Click here […]

December 10, 2012

Three key Christmas recordings to have for your family

You would like to know what would be really good music to purchase for your children or grandchildren this Christmas?  Here are three of our most significant Christmas recordings which have become a part of our family’s Christmas culture. We started with these right about when our children were born, so they always heard these […]

December 9, 2012

Jazz composer Dave Brubeck dies at 91

Dave Brubeck, legend who helped define jazz, dies   By By CHARLES J. GANS, Associated Press – 1 hour ago You don’t have to be a jazz aficionado to recognize “Take Five,” the smoky instrumental by the Dave Brubeck Quartet that instantly evokes swinging bachelor pads, hi-fi systems and cool nightclubs of the 1950s and […]

December 6, 2012

Christmas Music Culture for Your Family: Handel’s “Messiah”

Now is the time to spend a little time thinking about how you want to establish a musical culture for your family this Christmas. What music do you want written on their hearts and memories? When I was pregnant with child #1, our beloved pastor and his wife, Norman and Connie Shepherd, invited us over […]