HymnDescants

Full score for Enigma Theatre’s production of Bernard Shaw’s PYGMALION.
(Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2014)

Composed by Stephen Willis

Musicians:
Flute - Emily Sulka, Dawn Schram
Clarinet - Heather Ackroyd, Zoe Beaney
French Horn - Adrienne Killey, Steve Luzader
Trumpet - David Baldridge, William Baldridge, Steve Luzader
Violin - Ian Jett, Damien Jones, Allyn Lambert, Isabella Mija Reyes
Viola - Ida Andersson, Damien Jones
Cello - Lore Burns, Noah Littlejohn
Piano - Stephen Willis

Tracks:
01 Pygmalion: Overture (Covent Garden) - 00:00
02 Bucknam Pellis - 01:32
03 Eliza’s Lessons - 02:59
04 Not Bloody Likely - 05:23
05 The Embassy Ball - 05:42
06 What An Evening - 09:33
07 Heartless Guttersnipe - 10:52
08 Galatea! - 12:49

Publicity photos used feature actors Melisa Ramadan, John Elnaugh & Christopher Peacock

Photography by Martyn Willis

(via Holy Relics: The Hymnal, Part 1)
 “The Church’s songs have always been vehicles for its doctrine. Few might be willing to read labyrinthine treatises on theology, but singing is as near a human constant as is imaginable. As song unites space and time, it also knits the heart and mind of the Church together into an interwoven whole. It’s both heat and light. It makes diamonds out of people.”

(via Holy Relics: The Hymnal, Part 1)


The Church’s songs have always been vehicles for its doctrine. Few might be willing to read labyrinthine treatises on theology, but singing is as near a human constant as is imaginable. As song unites space and time, it also knits the heart and mind of the Church together into an interwoven whole. It’s both heat and light. It makes diamonds out of people.”

gospelaccordingtodoctorwho:

(via Screencaps for Music of the Spheres | Doctor Who Screencaps - It’s Timey-Wimey!Doctor Who Screencaps – It’s Timey-Wimey!)
“Just remember, music isn’t just orchestras and pop stars and special people with albums and downloads and concerts, it’s you. Because the music of the spheres is all around you. When you’re on your own, just close your eyes, and you’ll hear it. Music. Inside your head. ‘Cause everyone’s a musician. Everyone’s got a song inside them. Every single one of you.”
Tenth Doctor Music of the Spheres (27 July 2008)

gospelaccordingtodoctorwho:

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Just remember, music isn’t just orchestras and pop stars and special people with albums and downloads and concerts, it’s you. Because the music of the spheres is all around you. When you’re on your own, just close your eyes, and you’ll hear it. Music. Inside your head. ‘Cause everyone’s a musician. Everyone’s got a song inside them. Every single one of you.”

Tenth Doctor
Music of the Spheres (27 July 2008)

The Twitterized Bible, when verses are taken out of context. Are you guilty? Click here: Five Bible Verses You Need to Stop Misusing

The Twitterized Bible, when verses are taken out of context. Are you guilty?

Click here: Five Bible Verses You Need to Stop Misusing

Is this what they call spiritual dance? :)

Is this what they call spiritual dance? :)

Mark Keathley’s Dance of Grace

"We played the flute for you, and you did not dance"

Luke 7:32

Spirituality of Dance

gospelaccordingtodoctorwho:

Little Groot dancing

YES, WE ARE GROOT!

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy. Ps 30:11 NLT

Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes! Ps 150:40 NLT

(via Scientists discover that atheists might not exist, and that’s not a joke)

WHILE MILITANT ATHEISTS like Richard Dawkins may be convinced God doesn’t exist, God, if he is around, may be amused to find that atheists might not exist.

    Cognitive scientists are becoming increasingly aware that a metaphysical outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human thought processes that it cannot be expunged.

    While this idea may seem outlandish—after all, it seems easy to decide not to believe in God—evidence from several disciplines indicates that what you actually believe is not a decision you make for yourself. Your fundamental beliefs are decided by much deeper levels of consciousness, and some may well be more or less set in stone. 

    This line of thought has led to some scientists claiming that “atheism is psychologically impossible because of the way humans think,” says Graham Lawton, an avowed atheist himself, writing in the New Scientist. “They point to studies showing, for example, that even people who claim to be committed atheists tacitly hold religious beliefs, such as the existence of an immortal soul.”

    This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since we are born believers, not atheists, scientists say. Humans are pattern-seekers from birth, with a belief in karma, or cosmic justice, as our default setting. “A slew of cognitive traits predisposes us to faith,” writes Pascal Boyer in Nature, the science journal, adding that people “are only aware of some of their religious ideas”.
Read more of this article at the link above

(via Scientists discover that atheists might not exist, and that’s not a joke)

WHILE MILITANT ATHEISTS like Richard Dawkins may be convinced God doesn’t exist, God, if he is around, may be amused to find that atheists might not exist.

Cognitive scientists are becoming increasingly aware that a metaphysical outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human thought processes that it cannot be expunged.

While this idea may seem outlandish—after all, it seems easy to decide not to believe in God—evidence from several disciplines indicates that what you actually believe is not a decision you make for yourself. Your fundamental beliefs are decided by much deeper levels of consciousness, and some may well be more or less set in stone.

This line of thought has led to some scientists claiming that “atheism is psychologically impossible because of the way humans think,” says Graham Lawton, an avowed atheist himself, writing in the New Scientist. “They point to studies showing, for example, that even people who claim to be committed atheists tacitly hold religious beliefs, such as the existence of an immortal soul.”

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since we are born believers, not atheists, scientists say. Humans are pattern-seekers from birth, with a belief in karma, or cosmic justice, as our default setting. “A slew of cognitive traits predisposes us to faith,” writes Pascal Boyer in Nature, the science journal, adding that people “are only aware of some of their religious ideas”.
Read more of this article at the link above

(via An Idea That Stuck: How A Hymnal Bookmark Helped Inspire The Post-It Note : NPR)
3M employee Art Fry had a problem: When he sang with his church choir, his paper bookmarks were forever falling out of his hymnal. Thankfully for Fry, his coworker Spencer Silver had a new adhesive in the works.

(via An Idea That Stuck: How A Hymnal Bookmark Helped Inspire The Post-It Note : NPR)

3M employee Art Fry had a problem: When he sang with his church choir, his paper bookmarks were forever falling out of his hymnal. Thankfully for Fry, his coworker Spencer Silver had a new adhesive in the works.

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Fascinating, better get out that instrument and get practicing.