The Women Prepare the Spices- the Myrrhbearing Women
This song helps us imagine ourselves present with the grieving women followers of Jesus, who have just seen Him crucified and now prepare the customary preparations for a proper burial. Special thanks to Eleanor Carlson as art director and to Nola Nelson and Lindsey Deakins for ‘lending a hand.’ In writing the song, Katy Wehr imagined the myrrhbearers consoling each other by singing a well known text from Song of Songs 8, which seems both mournful and hopeful here. Katywehrmusic.com
Psalm 84 at the Cathedral of St Paul - How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place
This setting of Psalm 84 is paired with footage of the Cathedral of St Paul in St Paul, Minnesota, USA. Both the song and footage are by Katy Wehr. This song was created as part of Katy Wehr's album 'And All the Marys' with each track featuring a different woman in the Gospels. Psalm 84 was given to the Prophetess Anna since we don't have any words of hers in the Gospels but Luke 2:36-38 tells us that she always stayed in the Temple in Jerusalem, praying day and night.
Elizabeth: Visitation Song with Paintings by James Tissot
"Elizabeth" is from Katy Wehr's 'And All the Marys' - an album about women in the Gospels. It was written and performed by Katy Wehr and produced by Spencer Capier. The images of James Tissot's paintings are in the public domain and made available by the Brooklyn Museum.
"That Holy Thing" by George MacDonald
This song, based on the poem "That Holy Thing" by George MacDonald (1824-1905), was originally recorded as part of Katy Wehr's 2008 album In Others' Words. Music and vocals by Katy Wehr with mandolin, violin, guitar and production by Spencer Capier. All Photos are from Unsplash free images. www.katywehrmusic.com
The Virgin Mary, Spinning: the Annunciation
Song by Katy Wehr from her album And All the Marys about women in the Gospels. Audio produced by Spencer Capier. Slides by Katy Wehr. www.katywehrmusic.com You can also buy/stream it on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon or anywhere else you get your music.
Dorothy L Sayers - The Dogma is the Drama
Kathryn Wehr, PhD reflects on Dorothy L. Sayers' essay "The Dogma is the Drama" from her book Creed or Chaos (1949). Permissions for use of these extracts were granted by The Estate of Dorothy L. Sayers/David Higham Associates. Alison Goldhor provides the voice of Sayers and photos were either from Unsplash (as cited) or taken by Kathryn Wehr. Visit www.kathrynwehr.com/Sayers to learn about Kathryn Wehr's academic research and writing about Dorothy L. Sayers.
Love Your Enemies - Matthew 5:43-48
This is a musical setting of Matthew 5:43-48 by Katy Wehr paired with her photos and video. A free download of the music can be found at www.katywehrmusic.com/freedownloads The audio recording was made in 2004: Vocals by Katy Wehr Cello by Catriona Day Engineering by John Broadhead The photos and videos were taken in 2021 by Katy Wehr at: Como Park Conservatory Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Katy's Deck (Black Swallowtail Caterpillar) Lake Sagatagan (Purple Martins) The video was made using iMovie with the "Comic Cool" filter.
Marduk vs Yahweh: Babylonian vs Hebrew Creation Stories
When the Babylonian and Hebrew Creation stories are told together it shows the deep theological meaning of Genesis 1: God is in control, God can create by His words and God absolutely loves everything that He has made - including human beings. We were not created to be slaves of the gods, but to be God's image-bearers in the world. We are His precious creations. Kathryn Wehr, PhD created this story for her theology class at North Central University. She would pass out shakers, bells and other sound effect-makers and get the whole class involved making water sounds, etc. Katy is pleased to collaborate here with two college students: Clarinetist Claire Zwiefelhofer and Photographer Patrick Wehr (her nephew). The hymn tune at the end of the video is a traditional Welsh tune known as Ash Grove to which the text "Let All Things Now Living" is sung.
St Etheldreda of Ely Pilgrimage - June 23
A song written and performed by Katy Wehr about a pilgrimage taken with friends, walking from Cambridge to Ely, England on May 23, 2010, while a student at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge. St Etheldreda of Ely, Pray for us!
The Catholic Books of the Old Testament Song
Sing along to memorize the books of the Catholic Old Testament and learn answers to some important questions along the way - including why is there a difference between the Catholic and Protestant Old Testament canons. Sung by Katy Wehr with help from a few young friends (who wished to remain anonymous) from the Church of St Mark in St Paul, MN, where Katy used to be the Faith Formation Coordinator. Take a listen and learn your books of the Old Testament.
John the Baptist in Gumboots: Lent in Australia
A poem by Katy Wehr and read by Rebekah Earnshaw about an experience of Lent in Australia where the seasons are reversed from Katy's usual Spring to experience an Autumn Lent. What can Autumn teach us about Lent? Photos by Katy Wehr, unless noted as Unsplash. Music and Production by Katy Wehr. Hymn tune: Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days (St Flavian)
A Valentine's Poem to God
A poem celebrating romance - one of God's most exciting gifts! Kathryn Wehr collaborates with her photographer nephew Patrick Wehr (Instagram: @patrick_wehr) with another nephew and niece-in-law Jon and Gabi Shirley as the models. Katy also wrote the music specifically to collaborate with musicians Weily Grina-Shay (clarinet) and Bjorn Grina-Shaw (marimba). The Grina-Shays are members of the 10th Wave Chamber Collective (https://www.10thwave.org/).
Advent Visio Divina on St Joseph
An Advent reflection using a statue of St Joseph found at Notre Dame de Vie in Venasque, France. Production, narration and background music by Kathryn Wehr and singing by Elias Wehr. www.kathrynwehr.com You can learn more about Notre Dame de Vie here: https://www.notredamedevie.org/en/
Dorothy L Sayers: Jesus and Women
A reflection on an essay by Dorothy L. Sayers: "The Human-Not-Quite-Human" with the most amazing quote about Jesus and women. Production, music and reflection by Kathryn Wehr, PhD with voice help from Alison Goldhor. Visit www.kathrynwehr.com for more info about Kathryn Wehr's Sayers research. Sayers quote used with permission from the Dorothy L. Sayers Estate / David Higham Associates.
Dorothy L Sayers - Life in the Pattern of the Cross
Reflection on a letter of Dorothy L. Sayers from 11 November 1943. www.kathrynwehr.com Kathryn Wehr: Writing, Narration, (most) Photos, Music, Production Alison Goldhor: Voice of Dorothy L. Sayers Sayers quote used with permission of the Estate of Dorothy L. Sayers / David Higham Associates The Dorothy L. Sayers Society: opening photo of Sayers Creative Common: photo of the lemon Google: bomb-related photos, BBC microphone Hymn floating in the background played by Katy: Jesus, the Very Thought of You
A Prayer for Waiting
A short poem for times of waiting. www.kathrynwehr.com Poem and music composition by Kathryn Wehr. Cello by Benjamin Wehr. www.katywehrmusic.com Photos taken by Kathryn Wehr: 1. Side Altar of Église Saint Aurèle, Aurel, France 2. Girl and Swan, Hemingford Grey, England 3. Parent and Child, Loch Ard Gorge, Victoria, Australia 4. Girl Running in a Park, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany 5. Loretto Convent Staircase, Wheaton, IL, USA 6. Tunnel, Stirling Castle, Scotland 7 and 8.Two views of the church, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, France
Contemplation With Lettuce at Notre Dame de Vie
This is an audio story with photos from my visit to Notre Dame de Vie (Our Lady of Life), a Carmelite Secular Institute in Venasque, France. Subscribe to this channel for future videos from Katy Wehr. Katywehrmusic.com Credits: Kathryn Wehr: author, narrator, flute, sound effects, photos Stephen Wehr (Katy's brother): introduction narrator J.S. Bach: music - "Sleepers, Wake" from Cantata 140