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John Rutter’s Glorious Psalm 23 – Part 2: The Sheep

2021-05-02T16:26:24+00:00May 2nd, 2021|BEAUTY, God & Jesus Christ, Music & Performance, VIDEO|

The Sheep English choirmaster, John Rutter, established the Cambridge Singers in the early 1980s for the purpose of producing musical recordings. They have been amazingly prolific with nearly forty albums in their vast repertoire. In The Lord is My Shepherd we hear a mixed choir of men’s and women’s voices intertwining effortlessly with the [...]

John Rutter’s Glorious Psalm 23 – Part 1: The Shepherd

2021-04-26T02:01:26+00:00April 25th, 2021|BEAUTY, God & Jesus Christ, Music & Performance, VIDEO|

The Shepherd English composer, choirmaster and conductor, John Rutter, sets the most famous of all psalms (Psalm 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd”) to music in an exquisite piece of art that incorporates voice, orchestra and vivid musical imagery. This commentary is the first of two on Rutter's piece. Part 1 focuses on the [...]

The Hummingbird Whisperer

2021-03-28T15:39:07+00:00March 27th, 2021|BEAUTY, Natural World, VIDEO|

“I think Mother Nature was trying to create one tiny perfect jewel, and she got it perfectly right.” ~The Hummingbird Whisperer The video below will be the most delightful two minutes you will spend today. It features a charming French lady who is sometimes called, “that crazy hummingbird lady” or, more commonly, “the hummingbird [...]

A Father’s Love Remains to the End

2021-01-23T16:05:33+00:00January 17th, 2021|Inspiration, Marriage & Family, VIDEO|

The first recorded piece of human art is believed to be a tiny, 30,000-year-old sculpture of a goddess found in Australia (called the Venus of Willendorf). The extraordinary Lascaux caves in southern France give us a record of Stone Age man (15,000 years ago) telling of his hunting exploits in remarkable cave drawings. From [...]

Who Taught Leonardo to Paint?

2021-01-09T14:46:19+00:00January 9th, 2021|Art & Architecture, BEAUTY|

His name was Verrocchio (sounds like Pinocchio). That’s the short answer to our title question. Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-1488) was a Florentine master of arts and the tutor to the young Leonardo da Vinci. The longer description of Verrocchio is quite engaging. He was a man who had an enormous influence on the world [...]

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