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    Referring to less obvious Christian music that is without Bible passages or singing, yet still devoted to Christ. A couple of examples are Liszt's Consolations and Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses.




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    There's also Biber's Mystery Sonatas and Haydn's Seven Last Words (the nonchoral versions).

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    Lots of Messiaen - Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Et exspecto resurrectionum mortuorum, Vingt regards pour l’enfant Jesus off the top of my head.
    "If we understood the world, we would realize that there is a logic of harmony underlying its manifold apparent dissonances." - Jean Sibelius

    "Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere." - G.K. Chesterton

    "Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe." - Douglas Adams

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    Jonathan Harvey..



    James Mac Millan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegro Con Brio View Post
    Lots of Messiaen - Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Et exspecto resurrectionum mortuorum, Vingt regards pour l’enfant Jesus off the top of my head.
    I wonder which works had a Christian inspiration with nothing in the name to suggest it; they would be the opposite of Messiaen's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
    Jonathan Harvey..



    James Mac Millan...

    The death of light indeed... Who are these guys your high school buddies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996D View Post
    The death of light indeed... Who are these guys your high school buddies?

    LOL. These men had and have a deeply held faith. More ignorance from you.
    A simple google of their names will show you their calibre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
    LOL. These men had and have a deeply held faith. More ignorance from you.
    A simple google of their names will show you their calibre.
    They can claim whatever they want, they don't have faith. Look at what the person does not what he/she claims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996D View Post
    They can claim whatever they want, they don't have faith. Look at what the person does not what he/she claims.

    well I'll leave that with you to speak for itself.
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    A number of Sofia Gubaidulina's pieces might fit the bill, for example:



    Also, and maybe this is too obvious, probably a large majority of the entire organ repertoire.
    Last edited by isorhythm; May-12-2020 at 19:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
    well I'll leave that with you.
    It's inversion.

    The good thing is that nobody listens to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isorhythm View Post
    A number of Sofia Gubaidulina's pieces might fit the bill, for example:



    Also, and maybe this is too obvious, probably a large majority of the entire organ repertoire.
    Make music from your heart to the Lord

    This might be music from her rotting heart, but it's certainly not going to the Lord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996D View Post
    Make music from your heart to the Lord

    This might be music from her rotting heart, but it's certainly not going to the Lord.
    I wasn't going to say anything but those Liszt pieces you posted are terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isorhythm View Post
    I wasn't going to say anything but those Liszt pieces you posted are terrible.
    They are however from Liszt's heart to the Lord. If you want to make a thread about inversion and occultism in music then go ahead.

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    ^I would sincerely suggest that you listen to Messiaen's Visions de l'Amen with an open mind. It's very beautiful and even if you mostly like pre-1900 music you may warm to it.

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