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The Original Christmas Carols (p5)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Gloria_1 The Gloria (Lk. 2.14).  This third original song of the season also has some jazzitude.  But in order to see it we need to ask the right questions.

Hermeneutics seeks to discover meaning in what is being said.  Jazzaneutics sees the meaning in what is being done.  The song of the heavenly host is rich in what it says.  Primarily, that the coming of the Christ means something for heaven and something for earth–glory and peace respectively. 

But what happens when we ask not what the angels are saying but what are the angels doing?

to be continued…



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