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Soaking | Piano Instrumental [Episode 86, June 21, 2018]

6/21/2018
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Soaking – Piano Instrumental “Soaking” – there are so many ways to think of this word. You may think of soaking in sunshine, in a warm bath, or in the peace and tranquility of a peaceful river. Perhaps you think of soaking under a waterfall, or the sound of ocean waves. In some religious circles,... The post Soaking | Piano Instrumental [Episode 86, June 21, 2018] appeared first on Fred McKinnon, Pianist, Composer.

Duration:00:06:36

Watching and Waiting | Piano Instrumental [Episode 85, June 19, 2018]

6/19/2018
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Watching and Waiting – Piano Instrumental “Watching and Waiting” – sometimes, there is nothing more to do but watch and wait. As I recorded this piano instrumental today I was feeling a sense of expectancy, as if there was something on the horizon. Take a few minutes out of your busy day to listen. As... The post Watching and Waiting | Piano Instrumental [Episode 85, June 19, 2018] appeared first on Fred McKinnon, Pianist, Composer.

Duration:00:04:39

In The Night Hours | Piano Instrumental [Episode 84, June 13, 2018]

6/13/2018
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In The Night Hours – Piano Instrumental “In the Night Hours” is a contemplative, relaxing piano instrumental composed by Fred McKinnon. This episode is #84 of the “Worship Interludes Podcast” which is an instrumental podcast for prayer, meditation, and relaxation. This piece is in the key of G-minor and has a beautiful, yet haunting melody.... The post In The Night Hours | Piano Instrumental [Episode 84, June 13, 2018] appeared first on Fred McKinnon, Pianist, Composer.

Duration:00:05:52

Morning Peace – Piano Instrumental [Episode 83, June 9, 2018]

6/9/2018
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Morning Peace – Piano Instrumental for Meditation, Prayer, Relaxation Episode #83 of the Worship Interludes Podcast I recorded this episode on a lazy Saturday morning (June 9, 2018) in my home studio. At this season of life it’s rare that I can even claim a “lazy Saturday”. The reality is, I have absolutely nothing structured... The post Morning Peace – Piano Instrumental [Episode 83, June 9, 2018] appeared first on Fred McKinnon, Pianist, Composer.

Duration:00:09:32

Lift Up Your Head | Piano Instrumental [Episode 82, June 4, 2018]

6/4/2018
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Lift Up Your Head – Piano Instrumental for Meditation, Prayer, Relaxation Episode #82 of the Worship Interludes Podcast A few days ago I was relaxing in my back yard by our swimming pool. As I lay there looking up towards the sky I noticed a large tree in our back yard that was completely... The post Lift Up Your Head | Piano Instrumental [Episode 82, June 4, 2018] appeared first on Fred McKinnon, Pianist, Composer.

Duration:00:04:44

In Remembrance (Based on Taps) | A Memorial Day Tribute [Episode 81, May 28, 2018]

5/28/2018
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“In Remembrance” (Based on Taps) – A Memorial Day Tribute Today’s interlude was recorded early in the morning on May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day. This is a day in the United States where we honor and remember those who have fallen. We humbly and respectfully recognize those soldiers who paid the ultimate price for... The post In Remembrance (Based on Taps) | A Memorial Day Tribute [Episode 81, May 28, 2018] appeared first on Fred McKinnon, Pianist, Composer.

Duration:00:04:11

Summer Rain | Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation [Episode 80, May 24, 2018]

5/24/2018
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Summer Rain – Instrumental Music for Relaxation: Summer Rain – Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation “Summer Rain” is a piano instrumental featuring Fred McKinnon. It includes a soft, peaceful melody with light rain and distant thunder in the background. It creates a peaceful, soothing soundtrack for your times of prayer, meditation, and relaxation. If... The post Summer Rain | Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation [Episode 80, May 24, 2018] appeared first...

Duration:00:06:21

Patience | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 79, May 22, 2018]

5/22/2018
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About this piece: “Patience” is a simple piano instrumental that I recorded during my time of devotion. It’s episode #79 of the Worship Interludes Podcast (available on this website, iTunes, and Google Play Music, as well as many other locations). As I was thinking about what to record today I was reminded of issues in... The post Patience | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 79, May 22, 2018] appeared first on Fred McKinnon, Pianist, Composer.

Duration:00:05:43

The Simple Things – Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 78, May 17, 2018]

5/17/2018
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About this piece: “The Simple Things” is a piano instrumental for prayer, meditation, worship, and relaxation. Today as I was taking my morning walk with my Golden Retriever, Sadie, I couldn’t help but notice a patch of purple wildflowers. They were growing in a nearby patch of grass. As I stopped at the simplicity and... The post The Simple Things – Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 78, May 17, 2018] appeared first on Fred McKinnon, Pianist, Composer.

Duration:00:03:45

Come To the Table – Piano Instrumental (Lord’s Supper, Communion, Eucharist) [Episode 77, May 14, 2018]

5/14/2018
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One of the most sacred sacraments in Christian faith is the Lord’s Supper, also known as Communion or The Eucharist. Today’s interlude is called “Come To the Table” and echoes Jesus’ words for us to receive His sacrifice for our sins. This interlude is accompanied by a special music video with beautiful imagery of the...

Duration:00:04:53

Peace Beyond Understanding – Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 76, May 8, 2018]

5/8/2018
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Today’s interlude is called “Peace Beyond Understanding”. I’ll be honest, at this point in my life, I seem to have a lot of questions. I’m 47 years old, I’m watching my children grow up so quickly I can hardly stand it, and I’m feeling and seeing change in everything around me. That could rock the...

Duration:00:04:46

Leaning In – Piano/Synth Instrumental [Episode 75, May 3, 2018]

5/3/2018
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Worship Interludes Podcast – Piano Instrumentals for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, Study, and Rest Episode: #75 Title: “Leaning In” Format: Piano/Synths There’s a phrase that people use when they are really taking something seriously and putting genuine effort into it. We call it “leaning in”. From time to time I’ve heard this expression or...

Duration:00:09:16

Worship Interludes: Time [Episode 74, April 30, 2018]

4/30/2018
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Time. It seems to be flying away from us all. As a young parent, I used to get annoyed when people would tell me “these days will be gone so fast” or something similar. Now that I’m older and I’m watching my four children growing up so quickly before my eyes, I have to agree. ...

Duration:00:06:49

Worship Interludes: Here I Am To Worship [Episode 73, April 26,2018]

4/26/2018
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It’s not often that a “Worship Interludes” episode is a cover song. I typically like to sit down and just compose on the fly, playing what’s in my heart. This piece, “Here I Am To Worship” is a classic chorus that is enjoyed by millions of worshipers across the globe. And today, this was the...

Duration:00:04:07

Worship Interludes: Shine On Us [Episode 72, April 23, 2018]

4/23/2018
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Today’s interlude was inspired by a Scripture that I read during my personal devotion this morning: “May God be gracious to us and bless us, and make his face to shine upon us”. (Psalm 67:1) God’s grace and blessings come to us in so many ways. Throughout this piece, I found myself jumping from key...

Duration:00:06:54

Worship Interludes: Step by Step [Episode 71, April 16, 2018]

4/16/2018
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Today’s interlude is called “step by step”. It reminds us that we take each day, step by step, moment by moment. I love how Scripture tells us to “not worry about tomorrow” (Matthew 6:34). Personally, I felt really satisfied after creating this interlude. Some days it just “feels right” when I’m done. This one felt … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Step by Step [Episode 71, April 16, 2018] →

Duration:00:05:38

Worship Interludes: Sunrise [Episode 70, April 10, 2018]

4/10/2018
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A beautiful sunrise is hard to beat. It signals the dawning of a new day, a new start. I love how the Bible declares that God’s mercy is brand new for us each morning. It’s like we start over with a fresh dose of it. [Lamentations 3:23] As the sun rises on your new day, … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Sunrise [Episode 70, April 10, 2018] →

Duration:00:04:12

Worship Interludes: Contemplation [Episode 69, April 3, 2018]

4/3/2018
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Well my friends, I have to confess, I was shocked when I realized that I had not posted a new interlude the entire month of March. To say that I missed the weekly rhythm of posting interludes is an understatement. I go through seasons where it feels like a chore. But then, as soon as … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Contemplation [Episode 69, April 3, 2018] →

Duration:00:06:08

Worship Interludes: Mysteries [Episode 67, February 27, 2018]

2/27/2018
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Today’s interlude is going to be different, in case you haven’t noticed. I’ve added another layer of sound with the acoustic piano. I wanted to experiment with some ambient synth pads and create some tension for this interlude. I call this interlude “Mysteries”. It’s an extended interlude over ten minutes long and gives you … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Mysteries [Episode 67, February 27, 2018] →

Duration:00:10:26

Worship Interludes: Restoration [Episode 66, February 22, 2018]

2/22/2018
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Yesterday I was talking to some friends about the word “Restore” and “Restoration”. This is a word that I’m focusing on in 2018. There have been some things I’ve lost – that I’ve let slip in my life – and I am hoping to see them restored. In the end, restoration is beautiful. Most things … Continue reading Worship Interludes: Restoration [Episode 66, February 22, 2018] →

Duration:00:04:35