On Sunday September 21, Charles Garinger took us into some really nice, roots-based music. Leading us with his acoustic guitar, and supported by an ensemble that included piano, bass, electric guitar, viola, harmonica, and backing vocalists, the overall sound evoked something of a classic 1960s “Americana” feel. Lots of very fine playing, and lots of space to sing.
First up is a sampler of communion music, with excerpts of an original song by Charles (“Many who are first”), followed by Gord Johnson’s “Be at Rest,” and finishing with George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord.” Because we record these with a portable digital recorder, you can even hear the voices of the communion administrants in the background.
Next up is a version of Alana Levandoski’s “Felix Culpa (He who watches)”, with which we closed the evening’s liturgy.