Friday, April 22, 2011

The Friday Phonograph

Great Music on Good Friday

by Anne French

Our world is truly blessed to have such an abundance of great music to express both the depths and heights of the religious experience. From medieval chants to the most modern choral and orchestral works, music from every culture and tradition is available to enhance the human spirit as it reaches towards the transcendent. Good Friday is an especially emotional and contemplative holy day for Christians around the world. I have chosen Anton Bruckner's Christus Factus Est, sung by the Bristol Cathedral Choir, as an example of how music can itself be a prayer on a special Friday such as today. May Christians and non-Christians alike be touched by its profound beauty.

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