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On the Categorisation of Hymns

On the Categorisation of Hymns

NB: This is intended to be a light-hearted and not entirely serious piece. I do not consider the classification below to be based on far reaching principles or to have great explanatory power. Hymns(1) are often categorised according to their style of music: old or new, upbeat or staid, intended to be played by organ or by guitar. However, by focusing on the lyrics, an alternative categorisation appears. Theological. The principal feature of these hymns is that they fit in…

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Driving Music

Driving Music

A driving playlist I created a few weeks ago. I was doing a lot of motorway driving at the time, so this primarily consists of upbeat, energetic tracks; the sort of music you want blasting out loudly as you roar along at 70mph. 1. Freedom (Michael W Smith). An instrumental piece that deserves to be the sound-track of an epic film, this sets the tone for the playlist from its opening drumbeats to its final crescendoing theme. 2. Baba Yetu…

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