Musical Notes

The idea of wholeness comes up in music through how it can make us feel, the memories some music can bring up for us, and through the inspiration of the words being sung. One example, of many, is #1053 in our Teal songbook-‘How Could Anyone.’ A lovely sample can be found here: https://youtu.be/MiUqqWOXPEs

The following are just a few selections for you to enjoy, and if you would like even more be sure to check out the Spotify playlist linked below.

The River
written and performed by Coco Love Alcorn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7L_hA0ideM
Rhythm and Roots Choir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCzZg5vwWS8&list=RDNHtuHY3Mj6Q&index=3
UU Choir version: https://www.facebook.com/heather.rionstarr.14/videos/10155207841542727/
“Water heal my body. Water heal my soul. When I go down-down to the water, by the water I feel whole.”


Rhythm and Roots Choir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCzZg5vwWS8&list=RDNHtuHY3Mj6Q&index=3
UU Choir version: https://www.facebook.com/heather.rionstarr.14/videos/10155207841542727/
“Water heal my body. Water heal my soul. When I go down-down to the water, by the water I feel whole.”

32 Flavors
Alana Davis’ cover of Ani Difranco’s beloved original
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEfbL53jhN4&list=RDTEfbL53jhN4&start_radio=1&t=57
“I am 32 flavors and then some!”

Relax
Fyfe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9mcgC3YlKM
“We’re more than our bodies
We’re more than where we call our home
We’re more than our money
We’re more than a salient song…”

Blackbird
The Beatles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo_DMGc2v5o
Jon Batiste cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H46yXW4qR_M
“Take these broken wings and learn to fly…”

Anthem
Leonard Cohen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=63&v=6wRYjtvIYK0
Cover by Camille O’Sullivan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=90&v=_qqoNnMOVLE
“Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

Hallelujah
Covers of Leonard Cohen’s masterpiece on wholeness in the midst of defeat
Bastian Baker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=45&v=r2lJ8upe9-g
Allison Crowe: https://vimeo.com/85053330

More “Wholeness Songs” are found on our Soul Matters Spotify playlist. Click here to check them out! You can also explore the playlists from other months here.

(Curated and adapted for KUF from the 2019 Soul Matters materials for the theme ‘WHOLENESS’ by Rev. Beckett Coppola.)