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  • 2018 October 21: Henry Francis Lyte

    October 21, 2018 22:30

    Henry Francis Lyte (1793–1847), vicar in the fishing village of Lower Brixham, Devonshire, England, ministered faithfully to his sea-faring people for twenty-three years. (more )

  • 2018 October 7: Temperament

    October 02, 2018 20:25

    This week is the last of my three selections from Bach’s Well-Tempered Keyboard (and for the next three weeks we’ll have ‘easy listening’ preludes to clear the palette!), exploring the theme that ‘less can be more than enough.’ After all, this landmark collection of pieces was composed for a four-octave student keyboard — about half the size of the piano keyboard. (Even cheapie keyboards from Walmart are larger.) (more )

  • 2018 September 30: Jedi Fugue Tricks

    September 30, 2018 10:30

    In keeping with the theme that sometimes 'less is more than enough' I thought I would also devote this Sunday and next to two more selections from the Well Tempered Keyboard -- a landmark collection of pieces composed for a minimal four octave student keyboard. (As an aside, I note that although the church can afford to write checks for $4000 for the electric bill checks, is that really the best use of that kind of money? I say no, and think us worshiping in the Fellowship Hall during particularly hot weather is worthy experiment. But I digress...) 

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