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Special Music Sunday
December 5th @ 11:00 a.m. worship
“Angel Band” by Tim Sharp & Timothy Powell

“Angel Band” is a toe-tapping musical collection of songs of the angels celebrating the birth of Jesus.  The tunes and texts come from the Appalachian Mountains and the shape note and early Moravian singing tradition.  The composers took the image of bands of angels singing and playing at the Nativity as reported in the second chapter of Luke’s gospel and transported that image to Appalachia.  “Angel Band” is a fusion of ideas ranging from medieval tunes to contemporary bluegrass, all centered around the music of shape-note and mountain ballad tradition.  This work is accompanied by banjo, harp, hammered dulcimer, strings, piano, flute, and percussion.