Sunday, October 27, 2013


Often when there is an important event, there will be music to help celebrate the occasion. There were the sounds of instruments at the coronation of King Solomon.

At the dedication of the New Veterans retirement home I was honored to play with some of the most gifted trombone players. A full orchestra played the old familiar swing music for the WW2 veterans as well as patriotic marches, topped off with "The Stars and Stripes Forever" featuring a piccolo solo. A piccolo is a form of a pipe instrument.

1Ki 1:39  And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon. 
1Ki 1:40  And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them. 

Our Scottish WW2 allies supplied the stirring sound 
of pipes, bagpipes. This group was a firefighters bagpipe band.

Drums kept the beat and they added to the excitement.

1Ki 1:41  And Adonijah and all the guests that were with him heard it as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore is this noise of the city being in an uproar? 
1Ki 1:42  And while he yet spake, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came: and Adonijah said unto him, Come in; for thou art a valiant man, and bringest good tidings. 
1Ki 1:43  And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king. 

Psa 150:1  Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Psa 150:2  Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Psa 150:3  Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Psa 150:4  Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Psa 150:5  Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 

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