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 works examine connections between music and 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
Heaven’s Here on Earth, Tracy Chapman
…..Peter Mayer, Blue Boat Home
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
Painting: Gianni Strino, The Flautist