Evangelicals and Art: Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch (Blade Runner 2049)

This weekend I am going to feature the work of Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. I have published other work by Zimmer before. Benjamin Wallfisch is am English composer who has done other work. Wallfisch is a member of the Royal Academy of Music. Both Zimmer and Wallfisch did the work to Blade Runner 2049, which I would recommend seeing as its quite excellent. I hope you have a good weekend!  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Do I Hear a Waltz?

Do I Hear a Waltz is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. Its about a love story in the context of an affair in Venice, Italy and is based off a film that Katherine Hepburn once acted in. It debuted on Broadway in 1965 and it was not a success and didn’t recoup its investment. For songs that I would recommend, check out “Do I Hear a Waltz” , “Someone Woke Up” and “Take the Moment.” I hope you enjoy your weekend!  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Sunset Boulevard

Its the story of a famous Hollywood actress who has fallen from fame and can’t deal with changing times. In the process she meets a struggling writer who can’t break through in Hollywood. Sunset Boulevard is based off a classic film by Billy Wilder. Andrew Lloyd Webber turned it into a spectacular musical in 1993. Those who have played Norma Desmond include Glenn Close, Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley, and Elaine Paige.  This is a musical that is rich in songs and orchestrations. The best songs from this gem are “With One Look” ,  “As If We Never Said Goodbye” , “Sunset Boulevard” and “Too Much In Love to Care.” Have  a great weekend and enjoy yourself!  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Johann Strauss II

This weekend I am going to showcase the beautiful music of Johann Strauss II. Johann was born in Austria on October 25, 1825 and lived until June 3, 1899. Johann is well known as an Austrian composer of light music especially dance music and operettas. He was known as “The Waltz King” and helped popularize the waltz in Vienna in the 19th century. There is a lot to feature in time but I thought I would start off with some well known works. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka is very established and has been used in movie soundtracks occasionally. I hope you have a good weekend!  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: The Goodbye Girl

This weekend I am going to feature a musical by Marvin Hamlisch and David Zippel. The Goodbye Girl is based off a 1977 film which is about two people who are forced to share an apartment who fall in love. It came out on Broadway in 1993. A couple of songs I would recommend are “How Can I Win”,”Who Would Have Thought?”,”I Think I Can Play This Part” and “What a Guy.” Hope you guys have a good weekend!  Continue reading