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Church Music

From: Charles Lane
Length: 58:59

A documentary exploring why we sing music at church and what it does for individuals and communities. Read the full description.
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Church Music
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Charles Lane

Web200802240697songso_small Church music is one of the few pure forms of human expression. Just a person, their voice, and the belief that compassion is self-fulfilling and will birth more compassion. Here in a one-hour special we explore the many kinds of church music in America. The culture and the people behind the voices. Who sings and why, and what those songs say about our country. This documentary takes equally from several Christian denominations and is prefect for air around Easter, Christmas, or on any given Sunday. **rundown "attached" and at "station info"

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Church music is one of the few pure forms of human expression. Just a person, their voice, and the belief that compassion is self-fulfilling and will birth more compassion. Here in a one-hour special we explore the many kinds of church music in America. The culture and the people behind the voices. Who sings and why, and what those songs say about our country. This documentary takes equally from several Christian denominations and is prefect for air around Easter, Christmas, or on any given Sunday. **rundown "attached" and at "station info"

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Review of Church Music

A rich tapestry of speaking and singing voices create a joyful sound, in both the spiritual and secular sense. The program moves seamlessly between diverse communities bound by their devotion to church music in all its heavenly forms - from hymnal to high-art to hip-hop! The lively framing story of the International School Choir Gospel Competition is full of youthful energy and a surprise ending. Highly recommended - of course, any Sunday is perfect but any day for Evensong as well.

It's been a long time since my church choir days - in fact, I'm not really religious at all any more. But excuse me as I suddenly have the desire to download Guillaume Du Fay's 15th century Mass for St Anthony to my iPod...

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Review of Church Music

The International School Choir Gospel Competition in Brooklyn is one of the recurring gathering points for the people you'll hear from, but the competition (or winning) is not at the heart of the story. You'll hear who sings in church, why they sing and some of the different approaches to musical styles, including the urban, Gospel, African-American experience, the Contemporary Christian Music sound, the classically spiritual choral tradition and the Gospel Hip Hop scene.

"Church Music" is a viable and stimulating programming opportunity in context with, and in contrast to, the "Barack Obama Pastor Disaster" story.

But music labels and categories go by the wayside just minutes into the program. The role of the Church in today's society and our overall economic and social health are areas touched on as well. My one word of suggested caution for those who may consider the program is the time spent off of the strictly musical focus in the program's second (21-minute) segment.

There's an outstanding, rising to sensational flow of elements and voices. You will especially love the voices, the stories, and the stories you'll hear within the voices themselves.

Solid hosting and production, as well, from Charles Lane, Church Music is a mostly feel good, life and radio affirming piece for your listeners. (Music intensive and all-news stations should audition the entire piece to ensure the music fits your station's sound.)

Timing and Cues

without newshole Version

00:00 to 58:59 ? Church Music
*optional music break @ 17:30-18:29
*optional music break @ 38:29-39:29

with newshole Version

00:00 to 00:59 ? billboard
Q: ?? stay tuned?

01:00 to 06:00 ? newshole (silence)
06:00 to 06:29 ? music break (NOT PROVIDED)
06:30 to 22:59 ? Segment A
Q: ???ain?t it a shame?? FADE

23:00 to 23:59 ? music break (provided at the end of Segment A)
24:00 to 43:59 ? Segment B
Q: ?? stay tuned?

44:00 to 44:59 ? music break (provided at the end of Segment B)
45:00 to 58:59 ? Segment C
Q: ???on a cross for me?? FADE

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