I am 51 years old and have been a church musician for my entire life. I have a special love for the classic hymnody of the Christian church and for Early American hymnody.
I love sacred choral music, in particular, as performed by The Cambridge Singers, The Choir at King's College, Chanticleer and the St. Olaf Choir.
Like millions, I could listen to Handel's Messiah everyday. It is simply the most magnificent and God-inspired work of art in the history of western music.
I also have a special affection for Baroque instrumental music, especially on period instruments. It's even better when you add a fabulous continuo player or a technically and musically proficient organist. Baroque opera is equally wonderful.
On the secular side, I have been an avid fan of "The Chairman of the Board" since being a sophomore in high school. The "Ring a Ding Ding" album is my current addiction, as is the middle Capitol period through the early Reprise years. Nobody can personalize and interpret a pop standard and sometime