Friday, May 12, 2006

Here's A Real Big Hee Haw Salute

Scottius Maximus Enterprises salutes Sound Of Majesty.

Sound Of Majesty is a radio program on the Moody Broadcast Network. It runs for an hour a day. I often fall asleep at night listening to the music, which consists of classical music and hymns. Lots of organ music and choral arrangements. Some of the songs are truly majestic, helping me fall asleep serenely. They frequently play music from Concordia University, River Forest.

No CCM here. Just gorgeous music. Sometimes I wish they would play a CCM song next to one of these, just to expose it for what it is. But I guess that would be wrong. Here is last night's lineup, listing the song, artist, and CD on which it is found:

"Part I
1. O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing
Royal Choral Society
Songs of Praise: Your Favourite Hymns and Music

2. READING: The Quotable Lewis (Tyndale), No. 12

3. To God Be the Glory
Gerard Sundberg
Songs for the Journey

4. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047: I
Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra
The Complete Works of J.S. Bach (sampler CD)

5. Rachmaninoff: Gladsome Light (from Vespers, Op. 37)
Dale Warland Singers
Rachmaninoff Vespers

6. Harris: Bring Us, O Lord God
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

7. Jesus, the Light of the World
Kathleen Battle and Christopher Parkening
Angels’ Glory

8. Vivaldi: Sinfonia in G, RV 149: III
English Concert
Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue

Part II
1. Lift High the Cross
St. Michael’s Singers
Christ Triumphant

2. READING: “The Precious Blood” from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions (Banner of Truth)

3. On A Hill Far Away (The Old Rugged Cross)
Liverpool Cathedral Choir
Your Favourite Hymns

4. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
Colin Balzer
My Heart, My Home

5. Variations on Thaxted by Holst
Camerata Chicago
“Suite” Beginnings

6. Day by Day, Thy Mercies Lord Attend Me
Augustana Choir
Favorite Hymns from Augustana

7. A Gaelic Blessing
Cambridge Singers
Be Thou My Vision"

You can even listen online. Just go here.

So here's to host Greg Wheatley and the program Sound Of Majesty:



  1. BAH. ASX files. Can't save them to my Palm. Thanks for the link, though!

  2. I know, I know. Frustrating. I have so wanted to download all these songs. No can do. Thought it was just me and my lack of techno-proficiency. Thanks for helping me realize that is not the case.

  3. The music is beautiful. Somehow, I love music like this and CCM as well. Thanks for the link. I'll bookmark it right next to KLOVE! (Don't gag SM!)

  4. Ah -- River old Street of Dreams (as was the area of my former home called).

    I never listened to this Concordia station but sound KOOL.

    Thanx for the link.


  5. I won't gag, Rebecca! I like a few CCM songs. I even have a few on my iTunes!

    It's just these traditional songs have passed the test of time and truth, and are "immortal", so to speak. In one hundred years these songs will still be around, but I doubt any CCM will be. A lot of what I have heard is shallow, vapid, and, like "The National Day of Prayer", doesn't mention Jesus Christ by name, or sings of Him like a boyfriend instead of God incarnate.

  6. Karen,
    River Forest is a place I'd like to check out.