I haven't the slightest bit of a religious feeling, as may be evident from this blog as well as my online postings. Yes, I used to. But I can assure you, it's as long-gone as my belief in the Tooth Fairy.

Nevertheless I cannot deny: religious feelings have inspired some really superior music. And for all the Bach and Handel, this might just be the pinnacle of it:

Oh, there are thousands of recordings of this song. It's one way to tell if the bagpiper is any good.

But this call & response performance of it is a cut above.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F