Monday, December 24, 2012

Of the Father's Love Begotten!

In response to my earlier post about Christmas and the Kantorei, I got the glorious news from my colleague in the Holy Ministry and fellow Kantorei alumnus the Rev. Aaron Kangas that he has just made "Of the Father's Love Begotten" available on his YouTube channel!

Deo gratias!

In 1998, after I met with CTS Fort Wayne recruiter the Rev. Scott Klemsz (who after patiently listening to me complain about the sorry state of the churches in our area and how hard it was to find a liturgical LCMS congregation, dropped the line, "We don't have praise bands at CTS - Fort Wayne," looking like the cat who ate the canary), I went home and played the Kantorei CD he gave me (With Angels and Archangels). 

This ("Of the Father's Love Begotten") was the first cut on the CD, and that pretty much closed the deal for me. In just a couple years, I was a seminarian at CTS - Fort Wayne, and a year later, I found myself part of the Kantorei itself - and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

Thank you, Father Aaron, for sharing our treasure with the world through YouTube!

Merry Christmas, y'all, "evermore and evermore."  Amen.


Fr. Jay Watson said...

Thanks for sharing your memories of CTS and the Kantorei Fr. Beane...I listen to my Kantorei Cds a lot too...which one does your voice appear on?

Rev. Larry Beane said...

Fr. Jay, I'm on almost all of the tracks on My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord (

In fact, we were playing it while Miz Grace was in labor. As Leo was emerging ex matre, the hymn "Christ Sits at God's Right Hand" (with my voice in the mix) was playing. It was a lot of fun recording the CD!