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Morning Worship

Morning Worship

“There is an old story going around the church about a Sunday school teacher, teaching on the Ten Commandments, who asked the class what the ninth commandment was. One little boy said ‘A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in times of trouble,’ ” said the Rev. M. Craig Barnes at the 9:15 a.m. morning worship service Thursday.

Wagner vs. Verdi: Composers’ sounds share more than meets the ear, Osgood says

Wagner vs. Verdi: Composers’ sounds share more than meets the ear, Osgood says

Richard Wagner did not write operas. He wrote, in his own words, “deeds of music made visible.”

His 1849 essay “The Artwork of the Future” changed the scope of opera by demanding more from the art form than just arias. Wagner called his new opera form “Gesamtkunstwerk,” or “total work of art,” which unified the opera’s musical, poetic, visual and dramatic elements.