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  • February 9, 2014: Yes, Jesus Loves Me

    February 09, 2014 01:12

    The verses to ‘Jesus Loves Me’ were written by Anna Bartlett Warner (1827 –1915). Anna’s father was Henry Warner, a wealthy New York City lawyer. When he lost most of his fortune in the 1837 depression, the family was forced to move to their summer home (Good Craig) on Constitution Island in the Hudson River. It was then that Anna and her sister Susan Warner began writing to earn money. They also conducted Bible classes for cadets at the nearby fledgling Military Academy at West Point. (Perhaps you've heard of it.)(more )

  • February 2, 2014: Transparent Trio Sonatas

    February 02, 2014 10:30
    Trio Sonata No. 1, 1st movement (BWV 525) J.S.Bach (1685-1750)
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    As we have seen in previous Music Boxes, a 35-year-old Bach, away performing, came home to discover ...(more )

  • January 26, 2013: Who Wrote It?

    January 26, 2014 10:30

    Impromptu in Gb, Op. 90 No. 3 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    One morning, Schubert brought singer Michael Vogl several songs for his perusal. Busy at the moment, Vogl set them aside and examined them later when he had opportunity. He liked one especially, ...

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