AJJ Posted September 19, 2010 Share Posted September 19, 2010 I have just listened to the 8.00 mornincg service slot on Radio 4 - 'sometimes a bit of a mixed bag but on occasions there is good music of all styles and persuasions. However I really do fail to understand , for example, the way that the singers and guitarists 'reconstructed' the perfectly singable hymn Lead Kindly Light into a sort of pseudo '60s pop ballad also wasn't actually that well performed. Someone in charge must have decided that for some inexplicable reason this would be a better means of delivering this piece and have decided that the mode of performance was fitting and moreover of a musical and religious substance to be broadcast on the radio. I hope that I am not a musical snob and am as likely to be listening to pop and rock (contemporary or otherwise) as decent non popular music (including church music of all styles) but what I heard this morning left me totally depressed. What worries me more however is that the young people I work with every day at school would probably feel the same - so who is it aimed at and who actually thinks that this sort of music can add to any sort of religious service in any way? This was not music of the 'ordinary people' (or none that I have ever met as yet) or whoever it was aimed at - as far as I was concerned it was just plain bad. Can anyone shed a light on this please? A Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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