Advent Music

This is a repost from last December. There's been a lot of talk today about Advent music and I immediately thought of this arrangement.

Grandma's Music...

When my maternal grandmother was a young woman, she sang professionally for Robert Shaw. I never heard her sing. When she met my grandfather (well before my time), he insisted that she end her career. I do not know whether he was justified in such a request, but by the time I knew her, she was a chain smoker with a voice that croaked and rasped. I had a hard time imagining that she ever even carried a pretty tune. I like to close my eyes, listen to Shaw's music, and imagine my grandma raising her voice in praise. She had a hard life. I pray that she is singing now with the angels.

Posted on November 30, 2010 and filed under "Advent Music", "Robert Shaw".