The Orchestra

Great compositions require good direction, melody, and harmony.

On a sunny spring morning at Southern Adventist University my daughter and I went into the sanctuary before the church service began. A quiet hum of voices filled the room as people found their seats. The platform contained many chairs and some large instruments. Coming from a small church, I was excited about hearing a full orchestra for worship.

The  orchestra members gathered slowly, arranging their music and getting comfortable with their instruments. Dressed in black, they were easy to recognize from other members of the congregation. Those playing stringed instruments sat in one section, woodwinds …

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