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Nice. We did a similar thing last year for us oldies ;-) - a service called "Live!" using live clips of bands playing (inc Moby, Faithless, U2, Ash). People also got given a fanzine-style sheet at the start of teh evening that gave them things to think about or do during the service. We even had a chill out room with water, ear plugs, etc. (See http://www.sanctus1.co.uk/blog/2006/06/thank-you-for-music-songs-were-singing.html)


I am doing this on sunday at a memorial service: thus using soundtrack material (Elizabeth [divity theme], Saving Private Ryan, Atonement [elegy to Dunkirk - including Dear Lord and Father of mankind], Pride and Prejudice, Doctor Who [Abide with Me is a gift!] ) and classical chillout music.

I love that music can enable people to meet with God at an entirely different level.

As it is a memorial service, the whole atmosphere is one of memory, journey and grief, so the mood is sombre. But what a neat idea to develop for different contexts and different groups of people - both as the soundtrack to worship and as small group work.


Music is also the glue that holds together labyrinths. We've had some brilliant feed back from putting the right music on MP3 players as people move around the various stations. Posting videos up on youtube with interesting original soundtracks is another fascinating way to connect with all kinds of networks. Have a look at samypmedia on youtube. by the way we're looking forward to you coming to the CWW Gathering in Edinburgh next year.Have a look at our web page www.cwwresources.org.uk

I broadcast regularly on local radio doing what they call a godslot. I've found that you can say a lot in a 30 sec sound bite about an idea if you top it and tail it with a song that fits the theme and the DJs programme in which your participating.

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