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Maina Mwaura - Religion News Service
Marooned in his home in Connecticut much of last year, unable to tour or even safely hang out with his band, he sat in his home studio and put together a list of favorite church music, from “Amazing Grace” to 1970s-era Catholic folk Mass tunes to modern gospel songs. 
Mary Lou Williams, third from left, with friends in her New York apartment (photo: Alamy).
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Michael Scott Alexander
Williams came to write “Mary Lou’s Mass” to capture her feeling of suffering—and its apotheosis.
Joni Mitchell strums guitar outside the The Revolution Club, London, England, Sept. 17, 1968 (Alamy).
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Rob Weinert-Kendt
Like a master painter’s sketchbooks, “Archives” is uniquely revealing of the roots of Joni Mitchell’s distinctive voice both as a singer and a writer.
Phoebe Bridgers in a skeleton onesie, Dolly Party with her big blonde hair and red and white checkered top, and Anderson .Paak in black and white, black and white checkered top
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Kevin Christopher RoblesMolly CahillErika Rasmussen
From three 20-somethings, here are the musical selections that have helped us to remember and thank 2020.
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Sean Salai, S.J.
A conversation with Michael Kurek, author of “The Sound of Beauty: A Classical Composer on Music in the Spiritual Life.”
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Joe Hoover, S.J.
Oh the poor starving Africans! the six of us looking at each other like are you kidding me...