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It’s strange how some instruments go in and out of favour in church music groups.

The Music Exchange Richard Simpkin
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Our ears seem to be drawn to the same kind of instrumentation that we are used to hearing in mainstream popular culture. For example, in the 80s and 90s we were used to lots of saxophone: Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty), Careless Whisper(George Michael), Poirot(I mean the signature tune to Poirot, not that Poirot played the saxophone on Careless Whisper). But the sax has now largely disappeared from the pop scene. I’m sure that this is the reason that the sax has also disappeared from featuring on today’s Christian music CDs, leading it to being side-lined in church bands too.