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  • December 15, 2013: Pastorales

    December 15, 2013 01:22

    PastoraleW. Zeitler
    "Good Christian Folk, Rejoice"J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
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    A ‘pastorale’ is officially a musical piece of a “pastoral nature in music, whether in form or in mood.“ Theoretically this ...

  • December 8, 2013: Wesley (Jr.)

    December 08, 2013 11:45

    PastoraleCharles Wesley (Jr.) (1757-1834)
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    Charles Wesley (Jr.), the son of the celebrated hymn writer Charles Wesley and nephew of the Anglican clergyman and founder of Methodism John Wesley, was an infant prodigy and, at the age of three, he was compared favorably ...

  • December 1, 2013: Bach AWOL

    December 01, 2013 11:39

    Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C, BWV 564J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
    — organ

    Bach’s first official organ post was at Arnstadt, which featured a small instrument in a small town (population 3800) and a choir director noted for leaving in the middle of the sermon to visit a wine shop.

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