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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 Oct 13: Claudio Merulo

    October 13, 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 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 )

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