On Easter it seems most congregations go for a tone that is solemn and exalted--a couple of steps closer to Canterbury cathedral than whatever is usual in their place. That is one glorious note in the Christian song for this day, a kind of hushed awe. The drawback is that it may not communicate much joy or amazement if you are starting from scratch. Yesterday morning worship was several notches closer to "raucous" in the happy way, to sounding like people who've had some serious resurrection news. Children on the loose and rhythms that make you want to move. Just speaking musically, there were some standards, but also dixieland and gospel, and a couple of popular songs that got caught up in the larger celebration.
It felt like the wind was still blowing.