Uplifting Non-LDS Music

I really like music. I like just about every kind of music. I like to choose it according to my mood to help me achieve a goal. Perhaps it is to relax, or maybe inspire me. Sometimes it’s nothing more than a distraction. Sometimes it moves me deeply in a very spiritual way. I really like most LDS hymns and children’s songs precisely because they move me spiritually. Nevertheless, there is a plethora of non-LDS songs that lift me spiritually as well.

In this post, I’m taking a break from my normal analysis to report on the non-LDS songs that move me spiritually or uplift or inspire me in some way. Here is a small, eclectic smattering of these songs in random order:

* 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. My favorite piece of classical music.
* John Rutter’s Requiem. Best Requiem EVER!
* August’s Rhapsody from the August Rush soundtrack.
* Piano Man by Billy Joel. A great story told.
* You Make Me So Very Happy by Blood, Sweat & Tears.

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