Spread across the world, there are a select group of people who are church music geeks.
I’m pretty they exist, because I think I’m turning into one of them.
You know you are a church music geek when you can look at the readings or Bible passages for the coming weekend, and you start singing excerpts from songs which have the same phrases or messages, or start rattling off the different versions of “I am the Bread of Life”.
And you know which music book they come from.
Or you like particular tunes because they have a cool chord progression or break that emphasizes the lyrics, or a melody that touches the heart.
I wonder what happens if you get all these people in the same room… it would be quite bizarre.
Luckily, this weekend, the music has all been chosen for us – mostly music by Australian composer Michael Mangan that we haven’t played before. New pieces – fun!