Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Carol of Joy" by Dan Forrest sung by University of Utah Singers

One of my favorite contemporary Christmas choral works is "Carol of Joy," written by Dan Forrest, who also created the music for "Lord of the Small," which was written by my wife, Johanna Anderson.

The University of Utah Singers, along with the University of Utah Choir, led by Brady R. Allred, perform here.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Pastor Travis said...

Bill,

I found "Lord of the Small" and it made me cry. Tell her thank you for me. Here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/v/I5nloWN48kA?fs=1&hl=en_US&amp

Pastor Travis said...
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Pastor Travis said...

Here's an even better version. Everyone enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/v/7SmxA_F6ZlM?fs=1&hl=en_US&amp

Lame said...

Hey y'all!

It's been a while since I've been on here. My computer went kaput back in late September, and it wasn't until last week that I finally got it working again, and just this week that I got things back the way I want them. Add onto this the that I had been working on applications to PhD programs at several universities, I haven't been 'round here much.

I'm sure you've all heard and seen the video of the man in Florida who held hostage the school board. Today my mom showed me his 1971 high school year book photo. He was a year behind her at King High School in Tampa. Have you seen how the superintendent handle the situation? He's the real hero in all of this; while others pleaded for their lives or hid, he tried to reason with the gunman and look for solutions to his problems, and asked him to let the other people go and just deal with him. That guy was cool and collected. My mom told me she didn't know the gunman personally, but some of her classmates did know him, and on facebook the discussion is that the guy had a really messed up family life as a youth.

It really makes you think, life is fragile. At any moment he could have killed any or al of those people. And, that was at a place where nobody would have expected to die. There was a homicide tonight just one block from my house, which ironically is on the same street where earlier this month a plane crashed into two houses (you might have seen that on the national news). Police haven't released any details, but it appears related to domestic violence--the wife shot the husband. Our lives do hang in the balance, and it is so important to be right with God, because you never know when that string holding our lives may be cut. Those people in the Tonya Craft case, in Arizona, in North Carolina, and other places, who engage in corrupt practices, who falsly accuse, do they think that they are immortal? Do they think that they will not be held accountable? Those people who got those little girls to lie, do they not read their Bibles where Jesus says that it would be better to tie a stone around their neck and throw themselves into the sea than cause a child to sin? I a reminded of a quote from Christopher Dawson: "As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."

William L. Anderson said...

Travis,

Thanks. I have posted the video on the blog. I especially like the music program at the University of Utah.

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