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  • October 6, 2013: World Communion

    October 06, 2013 11:17

    "Many Mansions" W. Zeitler

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    In modern times we have one set of characters to form numbers (the digits ‘0’ through ‘9’) and another set for letters to form words (the alphabet ‘A’ through ‘Z’). In ancient Greek and Hebrew and other ancient languages this was ...

  • September 29, 2013: A Little Harpsichord Gone Astray

    September 29, 2013 11:18

    “Les regrets“ (“Regrets“) François Couperin (1668-1733)

    “L’âme en peine“ (“The soul in sorrow“) François Couperin (1668-1733)

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    About a month ago I was at the UCR music library where the head librarian has had ...

  • Sepember 15, 2013: Fugues can be FUN! Who knew?

    September 15, 2013 19:30

    Toccata in Em J.S.Bach (1685-1750)

    A ‘toccata’ is a free-style piece, usually on the showy side. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor for organ is probably the most [in]famous, but he wrote many others.

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    This morning’s toccata opens with a moody introduction, then a mysterious ‘fugue light’, then a dream-like improvisatory ...

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