Music plays a central role in most religions. It sets moods, reinforces messages and, with group song or chant, can help people feel connected.
Some say “music is my religion”. Concerts, not church, are where they gather with people who share their beliefs – to listen to songs that have meaning and to be, at times, moved and inspired.
Some music examines connections with nature and other themes related to RN. Also, separate from beliefs, we can be moved by a gospel choir, a Gregorian chant, or a sitar raga and appreciate how, with melody, tones, and rhythm – often wholly separate from words – people can express and experience a sense of something spiritual.
Dougie McLean. I Feel So Near
Ziggy Marley. Love Is My Religion
…..Iris DeMent. Let the Mystery Be
Tracy Chapman, Heaven’s Here on Earth
…..Peter Mayer, Blue Boat Home
…..Carrie Newcomer, Room at the Table
Paul Winter Consort. Wolf Eyes
Beethoven. Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven. 6th Symphony (Pastoral)
TED talks about music (top 10)
A Virtual Choir 2,000 Voices Strong
Emergent Universe Oratorio
Environmental songs and music