Sacred & Secular, a musical collective with a residency at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Excelsior Springs, has released the album Peas in a Pod: Music from Two Podcasts (And Elsewhere).
The record features music that has appeared on the podcasts Ray County Voices and Songs, Spirituality and Stuff, and material that has been performed as special music at St. Luke’s. It includes 14 compositions, some of them are short music loops, composed by Sacred & Secular founder and St. Luke’s member Shawn Roney. Two compositions, “Fanfare for Father John” and Mother Mary’s Minuet in F Major, are tributes to Fr. John Coil and Mthr. Mary Schrom Breese, both former St. Luke’s vicars. The record also features six public domain compositions arranged by Shawn.
Like In Solitude, Sacred & Secular‘s debut album, Shawn has pledged to donate 20% of the album’s profits to the St. Luke’s capital improvement fund; 10% to Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, a historically Black church in Kansas City, in keeping with the Episcopal Church’s mission of pursuing racial reconciliation; and 10% to the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.