“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Sergei Rachmaninoff
I want to feature a documentary about Sergei Rachmaninoff called Harvest of Sorrow. Rachmaninoff was our Christian brother of the ancient  eastern Orthodox Church, and extraordinary composer, conductor and performer. At just over 1 hour and 40 minutes in length, I suggest you earmark it for viewing on a stormy night.

[Click on image below or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi3MU9JnL7E for documentary about Sergei Rachmaninoff - The Harvest of Sorrow.]

1 comment:

John Smith said...

I had a minor encyclopedia when I was a kid, it criticized Rachmaninoff as third-rate. We only used to get to listen to the C# minor prelude. It wears pretty well now.

I notice that modern religious composers, like Jules Massenet or Franz Biebl, get little air play.