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Inspiration is a strange beast. Where does it come from? Often when I hear someone sing a song, I am inspired by it and want to learn it. It speaks to me somehow. Just as often, though, I’ll look through a book and find something that looks glorious that I want to try. Other times inspiration comes from a conversation, a joke, or some other shared experience. This program is inspired by our shared experiences with the love of God. Fanny Crosby, blind since six-weeks old, perhaps saw the “visions of rapture” of God’s presence better than any of the rest of us in this dirty-mirror world. I have chosen her words to explain why I make music: “I sing for I cannot be silent, His love is the theme of my song!” This program shows many different facets of the love of God: His closeness, His care, His might, His empathy, His faithfulness, and His goodness. The music presented tonight spans generations but is hardly a whisper of the praises the universe has for her Creator.
Berrien Springs, Michigan
Robby Raney, Voice Recital, Department of Music, Voice, Spring
Andrews University, "Robby Raney Graduate Voice Recital" (2023). Student Degree Recitals 2022-2023. 8.