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The Mike Church Show-How To Forget Doom And Gloom And Find Joy In Beautiful Music with Michael Kurek

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The Mike Church Show-How To Forget Doom And Gloom And Find Joy In Beautiful Music with Michael Kurek

 SPECIAL GUEST – Michael Kurek 

Who is Dr Kurek – American composer Michael Kurek is the author of the recently released book, The Sound of Beauty: A Composer on Music in the Spiritual Life (Ignatius Press) and the composer of the recent Billboard No. 1 classical album The Sea Knows (Parma Recordings).

Composer Laureate – it is a lifetime appointment

David Van Vacktor – was the last Composer Laureate recipient 

  • The story w/ the brooms and all was already there.

FOUNDERS TRADIN POST – The Sound of Beauty by Michael Kurek 

  • We have dumbed down our music even more.
  • Our minds are even more closed then when he was around.
  • In 1901 there were more pianos in homes than bathtubs!
  • People used to get around the piano – there was always at least ONE person in the family that could sing and/or play the piano.
  • March 18th – concert in Nashville – Tales From the Realm of Faerie

HEADLINE: Tales From the Realm of Faerie: Michael Kurek’s New Symphony by Joseph Pearce

MORE MUSIC from Michael Kurek – there is still more and I’ll try to get some more shows out to you.

John Phillips Sousa – John Philip Sousa was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era known primarily for American military marches. He is known as “The March King” or the “American March King”, to distinguish him from his British counterpart Kenneth J. Alford.

HEADLINE: John Philip Sousa: 10 Things You Don’t Know About The Man Behind the Marches by Jean-Marie Bralley 

  • Today in pop culture, you can learn only one cord on a guitar and roll with it.
  • You used to have to have some sort of talent to be considered ‘good’ in music.
  • George Butterworth – George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, MC was an English composer who was best known for the orchestral idyll The Banks of Green Willow and his song settings of A. E. Housman’s poems from A Shropshire Lad.
  • MORE ON BUTTERWORTH – Butterworth, George
  • WIFE – Crystal Kurek – BEST PERFORMER in a Musical 

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Homeschool connections – Great Composers Course and The Sound of Beauty/Music Appreciation, The Basics of Music History

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Written by: Justin Redman

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