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    Seaman, Mezzoforte
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    Sept 11 anniversary music

    For my church (as I'm sure it will be for many) September 11 will be a special service. It will include a spoken, responsive litany accompanied by the Strickland organ arrangement of Barber's Adagio for Strings, a substantial and rewarding piece.

    I'm interested in hearing about others' ideas for this week. What special music are you planning?

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    Duckmeister teddy's Avatar
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    Considering the many different nationalities and religions of those that were lost I should imagine that these such events will be widespread


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    Vice Admiral Virtuoso methodistgirl's Avatar
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    I don't know what my church will do for this anniversary.
    I do remember crying when this took place ten years ago.
    judy tooley

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    Administrator Krummhorn's Avatar
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    Mostly patriotic hymns and music will be the order of the day in my church. It is also "Rally Day", the day in the church year when Sunday School starts again. We are having a good 'ol fashioned picnic at the church after services ... hamburgers, hot dogs, and potluck salad/deserts.

    The idea behind this is to build unity and 'togetherness' and still not loose sight of the fact of the thousands who involuntarily lost their lives in such a tragedy one year ago in NYC.


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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    Sad, sad thing this. But there's always three sides to such stories I think "theirs, ours, and somewhere in between, the truth".
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Commodore con Forza Soubasse's Avatar
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    It sure as hell ain't MY "lucky" country :(
    If I had my way, I'd play a recording of Steve Reich's WTC 9/11. Just had a listen to it, and it's a highly affecting work (was for me anyway). I really like the same techniques he used "Different Trains" - again, with just as much impact given the context.
    Music is made to transform the states of the soul, for an hour or an instant (J. Alain)

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