Below is a post, slightly edited for typos, I made over at Fr. Longenecker’s blog regarding the problem of “Christian” music. You can read his original entry and all the comments here.
Thanks, Father for this fine post. I am a committed Catholic and a classically trained composer and ponder these issues a [...]
Vocalise is now streaming on Pandora. The cover image and bio are pending
links to an external database, but the album itself is live. You can searh for it
by typing in Brian J. Nelson and selecting the link with (Composer) after
Chao for now.
Brian J. Nelson
Today I saw a video of a renown Catholic theologian playing a Christian Rock song with an equally renown Catholic musician. You can see it here. Below is the comment I left on the post, which I also wanted to include here.
Without any personal [...]
I receved word in late Feb. that the Vocalise CD has been accepted by Pandora and should go live in thier catalogue in 6-8 weeks. Thanks once again to all the performers, recording engineer and graphic designer. Most of all, thanks be to Christ, without whom we [...]
Recently I was asked to draft a “Statement of Faith” with regard to my composing as it relates to my Catholic Faith. I thought I would post it here for your thoughts…
Brian J. Nelson – Statement of Faith
In keeping with the principle “Grace builds upon nature,” my compositional approach is first of all [...]
Review by William Zagorski
If you can make your way through the arcane intricacies of this headnote with any understanding of its content whatsoever, you’re a far more adept person than I. The headnote may be forbidding, but Brian J. Nelson’s music most decidedly is not. His harmonic language can be complex and nontraditional, but [...]
Review by Matthew Warnock
The human voice is a magnificent instrument, one that can scream to the rafters, sending chills down one’s spine, and immediately after deliver a performance so heart wrenching that it leaves not a dry eye in the house. American composer Brian J. Nelson is an artist that fully grasps the immense [...]
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