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  • 2018 January 21: Is Progress Always Progress?

    January 21, 2018 10:30

    Before say 1750, published music was relatively rare and relatively expensive. Nor were there photocopy machines. Consequently, if you were a musician and you wanted a copy of the latest Top Ten Trio Sonatas, you generally had to copy them out by hand.(more )

  • 2017 January 14: Claudio Merulo

    January 14, 2018 10:30

    Claudio was an Italian composer, publisher and organist of the late Renaissance period, most famous for his innovative keyboard and ensemble music. He was born Claudio Merlotti and Latinised his name (meaning `little blackbird') when he became famous in Venetian cultural clubs. (more )

  • 2018 January 7: Robert Lowry

    January 07, 2018 10:30

    “Shall We Gather at the River” — both lyrics and music — was written by Robert Lowry (1826–1899). The text refers to Revelation chapter 22 in which a crystal clear river with water of Life is described, issuing from the throne of heaven, all presented by an angel of God.

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