Articles by Anne Kilstofte
By Anne Kilstofte
We’re sinking to new lows in terms of trying to appease listeners in a sacred space.
I think that most of us will agree that there are living composers who write music that fits the description of being beautiful, so why do we continue to program, rehearse, and hear so much mediocre sacred music?
When our sacred music gets mixed up with buying batteries or pain relievers in October–well, it makes me want to take a stronger pain reliever.
We’ve had some fascinating questions regarding faith and some fascinating remarks about religion and somehow tied it all together with sacred music.
People come to sacred music in many different ways.
Do those who worship really listen to the music that is being offered? We certainly hear from those who disliked the music, but do we hear from those when they are truly touched by it?
I’ve been invited to create a blog where we can discuss the issues of composing sacred music. Although I don’t intend to discuss beliefs specifically, I do believe sacred music doesn’t have to be about suffering—or guilt