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Music for Pans & Pipers


Music for Pans & Pipers

There are sections for natural sounds, classical, pop and folk, for musicians, and for music theory and science. Introduce yourself and your musical tastes here in the foyer - make more specific recommendations etc in the various sections. (interest

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Pop music

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by Matthew Lavoie Apr 6. 4 Replies

Pop music (all genres) of interest to pantheists

Folk music

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by Matthew Lavoie Apr 6. 11 Replies

Share your favorite folk music (all genres and all world cultures) that would inspire Pans.

Natural Sounds

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by James Wargacki Sep 16, 2011. 13 Replies

Sounds of Nature - animals, leaves, water, weather. What sounds do you like, and how do they make you feel? What sounds do you hate and why?

Theory and science of music

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by Conxita Vidal-Coll Jul 18, 2011. 6 Replies

Why and how does music move us? Since the time of Pythagoras people have been aware of the relationship between music, mathematics and science. Modern neuroscience is adding new insights.Continue

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Comment by Brian Cook on February 8, 2011 at 1:36am
OH so wonderful, so glad this exists. I am Brian, a musician with a deep passion for music and a thorough understanding of theory and love for (music) history. you can find my music
Comment by Tor Myrvang on December 11, 2010 at 3:03pm

Solveig's Song

The opening of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo on 10 December this year was marked by beautiful performance by Marita Solberg of Edvard Grieg's setting of Henrik Ibsen's lyrics for the play 'Peer Gynt'.

The following is an earlier recording of the song by the same artist:


Kanske vil der gå både Vinter og Vår,
og næste Sommer med, og det hele År,
men engang vil du komme, det ved jeg vist,
og jeg skal nok vente, for det lovte jeg sidst.

Gud styrke dig, hvor du i Verden går,
Gud glæde dig, hvis du for hans Fodskammel står.
Her skal jeg vente til du kommer igjen;
og venter du hist oppe, vi træffes der, min Ven!

The winter may go, and the spring disappear,
Next summer, too, may fade, and the whole long year,
But you will be returning, in truth, I know,
And I will wait for you as I promised long ago.

May God guide and keep you, wherever you may go,
Upon you His blessing and mercy bestow.
And here I will await you till you are here;
And if you are in Heaven, I'll meet you there.

With best wishes, Tor
Comment by Tor Myrvang on December 2, 2010 at 3:05pm
Pipe Dream

Comment by Richard C Brown on August 22, 2010 at 8:27am
I just stepped in here to hear and enjoy your music.
I am going to take a seat over here and observe.Thanks for letting me be here.
Comment by Richard C Brown on August 22, 2010 at 8:22am
I Love Music!!!
Comment by Chris Struble on February 16, 2010 at 10:36pm
Greetings. Music has always been very personal for me. My tastes are eclectic and evolving. Growing up I listened to pop and rock, especially progressive rock like Yes, Rush, and The Moody Blues.

I enjoy instrumental music, including new age (Gnomusy, Gandalf, 2002), acoustic guitar (Eric Tingstad, Stephen Bennett, Billy McLaughlin) and new flamenco (Jesse Cook, Johannes Linstead, Incendio) depending on mood.

I also play fingerstyle acoustic guitar, since age 4. No formal training but I have a good ear and compose my own music. I play mainly for my own relaxation, as a form of meditation.

I want to learn home audio and record a CD, no goal other than to let my music out into the world and see what happens. Any recommendations on your favorite recording gear is appreciated.

My favorite music site is A great place to explore new music whatever style you are into. I look forward to checking out some of the artists you all have mentioned here.
Comment by Antony Van der Mude on December 1, 2009 at 5:22pm
JoLynn, there are a couple of ways to celebrate what you are doing. First off, there is beauty in any approach to spirituality, as long as it has the holy spirit in it. I use the Christian term, but it applies to any religious path that has a depth of feeling that looks for what is good and right. And most decent Christians have that. Second, I want to point out that there is no certain path. I as a Pantheist may die tomorrow and find myself at the Judgment Seat. I still will be able to give an accounting of my life, regardless of whether I was a Christian or not. As a Pantheist, I do not expect this to happen - my bet on Pascal's Wager is placed on the "No AfterLife" square (is that 00?). But as long as what you are doing helps your Christian musicians and customers make this a better world, you are not a hypocrite. We are all seekers after Truth, and the truth is often independent of our belief in a God. It more often depends on whether we made this world a better place, and good music and beautiful stained glass certainly helps! It is certainly not hateful. And as Hillel said, the rest is commentary.
Comment by Gary P. Olson on December 1, 2009 at 11:01am
Yesterday I was listening to Alfred Brendel playing Shubert's Impromptus. These pieces contain elements of Mozartian simplicity and Chopin-like complexity. They are among my favorite piano works. Then, I thought of my friends here at Pantheists.ning and decided I had to join this group. There are few people in my daily life that share my love and knowledge of "classical" music, and although I am wildly eclectic in my musical tastes (jazz, country-western, blues, bluegrass, soul, R&B, rock, particularly punk!), my first and deepest love remains the classical genre.

I played in a bar band for many years in my youth, and still pluck a guitar, play a Native American flute and fool around with my bass guitar, but only for fun now. Still, I'm sure some young'uns are shocked to see an old man rocking out to Green Day or even a little Snoop Dog! There is a lot of crap out there, but good music is good music.
Comment by JoLynn Gates on September 19, 2009 at 5:48pm
For me, music has always been participatory. I may have grumbled thru piano lessons as a child, but then I taught myself guitar in junior high, and sang in my catholic high school choir. Years later, I am bemused by the way music manifests on my now pantheist/atheist path. I live in a small midwestern town that is about half christian, and the other half a mix of neo-hindus and more liberal new-age types. Not a lot of freethinkers here! Yet I find myself singing in two choirs; one is a formal performance-focused group that sings mostly christian sacred music mixed with world and secular songs, and the other a community-friendly open choir that sings exclusively in the early american Sacred Harp tradition. I am immersed in christian-themed music that I find achingly beautiful and enlivening, in spite of the lyrics, which of course I often find distasteful. I cannot help feeling like a hypocrite at times, performing these songs which others find so inspiring. Yet I love the experience of collaborating with friends to create beautiful music. Incidentally, my livelihood is based on a similar ambiguity: I work for a studio that restores stained glass windows, and about 95% of our work is done for dedicated christians. So am I a hypocrite? Occasionally it troubles me, but I am doing what I love, and it also makes other people happy. I am new to this forum and to pantheism/freethought. I welcome comments and observations.
Comment by Oscar Lozano on July 7, 2009 at 6:26pm
Thanks for the link, Susan! Being an audiophile and a musician myself, I'll definitely check it out.

I definitely agree with Andy, Baka Beyond does have a strong pantheistic feeling to it. As far for my little contribution, I'd recommend the music from Mudanin Kata, an album by David Darling and Wulu Bunun. Look it up!

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