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23-10-2013, 09:12 AM
Hymns, anyone?
So I am a former fundamentalist Christian. Which means when I went to church there were no musical instruments and no choir. The entire congregation sang together, a capella, in a fantastic blend of voices, old and young. Songs with four parts, alto leads, bass leads, I love the harmonies. I love singing, and those hymns still sound beautiful to me even though I don't believe the words anymore. There's just nothing else that I've found that compares to those songs, so I still listen to and randomly hum parts of hymns.

Basically I'm wondering if I'm the only one?
And does anyone know of any music that is hymn-like but not religious?
And can someone invent it for me if it doesn't exist? :D
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23-10-2013, 09:40 AM
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Get yourself a load of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Wink

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23-10-2013, 10:09 AM
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(23-10-2013 09:40 AM)morondog Wrote:  Get yourself a load of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Wink

Well that was close, I guess. Though still kind of religious, according to the guy's intro.

Maybe not quite what I'm looking for, but thanks for the suggestion.
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24-10-2013, 09:26 AM
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Hyms, hell!

How about some HERS!!!!

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24-10-2013, 09:45 AM
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Seriously though, there are a couple people I'm aware of setting poetry to familiar tunes, you may be speaking of. I don't think they're published yet.

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24-10-2013, 12:50 PM
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Some of those Xfactor type shows have had awesome hymchoir type stuff.

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24-10-2013, 01:44 PM
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You could also google Sean nos singing - it's an Irish unaccompanied voice folk tradition...





If you wait for the second half of the song he explains what it's all about.

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29-10-2013, 01:54 PM
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I used to love a few particular hymns when I was Christian, and I still like most of them, although now only because of how they sound. I still go to church (at this point because my wife wants me to), and I'll sing any hymns that I like. If I don't like it, I sit/stand there quietly.
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29-10-2013, 02:02 PM
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(23-10-2013 09:12 AM)Colourcraze Wrote:  So I am a former fundamentalist Christian. Which means when I went to church there were no musical instruments and no choir. The entire congregation sang together, a capella, in a fantastic blend of voices, old and young. Songs with four parts, alto leads, bass leads, I love the harmonies. I love singing, and those hymns still sound beautiful to me even though I don't believe the words anymore. There's just nothing else that I've found that compares to those songs, so I still listen to and randomly hum parts of hymns.

Basically I'm wondering if I'm the only one?
And does anyone know of any music that is hymn-like but not religious?
And can someone invent it for me if it doesn't exist? Big Grin

I don't really like hymns but Casting Crowns, Skillet, Flyleaf, and The Fray are still my favorite bands. I listen to Christian music all the time. You don't have to believe in god to like Christian music.
I also don't believe in magic or wizardry, but I still love Harry Potter.
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29-10-2013, 02:14 PM
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I can't stand that sappy, sickening, jesus shit that those fools think is music.




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