Your Daily Dose

Here it is, fresh off the press.

Which one is Bach, and which ones are Orlando Di Lasso? (You should be an expert by now if you are a faithful reader.)

It’s the perfect music for parties and seances!

Answers: The first, second, and fourth songs are Orlando Di Lasso. It is titled “The Echo Song.” The third song is Bach Chorale Number 63. Just 38 to go…..

The Echo Song Lyrics

My word!
what a lovely echo!
let’s try it out.
Pleased to meet you!
Ha ha ha ha ha,
let’s all laugh!
Oh my fine companion?
What do you want?
I’d like you to sing
a
song
Why?
Why should I?
Why not?
Because I don’t want to.
Why don’t you want to?
Because I don’t feel like it!
Shut up I say!
You shut up,
you big fool!
Yes Sir!
Come now, no more!
Let’s go!
Goodbye good echo!
Goodbye good echo!
Peace be with you.
That’s enough,
enough,
enough!

One More Just For You

Make that two more. They were written in the 1500’s by my new favorite composer Orlando Di Lasso. I just added a little flavor to them. Each version has the same instruments, just arranged differently.

The first is titled “A Voi Guglielmo Invitto.” According to the online translator, that means “To You William Unconquered.”

And the second one is titled “O la o che bon eccho.” That translates to “The Echo Song” on translate.com. (Another translator uses the word “ecstasy” but I am going with echo because this site is G-rated.)

Fast Guitars
Slow Keyboards

If you would like to play along: https://musescore.com/user/17829001/scores/6806620

The Echo Song Lyrics (sing along, everyone!):

My word!
what a lovely echo!
let’s try it out.
Pleased to meet you!
Ha ha ha ha ha,
let’s all laugh!
Oh my fine companion?
What do you want?
I’d like you to sing
a
song
Why?
Why should I?
Why not?
Because I don’t want to.
Why don’t you want to?
Because I don’t feel like it!
Shut up I say!
You shut up,
you big fool!
Yes Sir!
Come now, no more!
Let’s go!
Goodbye good echo!
Goodbye good echo!
Peace be with you.
That’s enough,
enough,
enough!

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/o-la-o-che-boun-eccho-echo-song.html

Name That Tune

Here are three more songs, in no particular order. One of them is by Johann Sebastian Bach, and the other two are by Orlando Di Lasso. Can you tell which one is which?


While you are trying to figure out who wrote which song, check this out: https://www.hockney.com/home

(Answers to the above questions can be seen by holding this page up to a mirror:)

My Mission in Life

My new life mission is to bring as much Orlando Di Lasso music to life. At least this week.

https://www.bach-cantatas.com/Lib/Lasso-Orlando.htm

Here are the five songs I have transcribed so far. It is hard to believe they were written over 400 years ago.

The music player at the bottom of every page has most of the songs I have made in the past 2 years. But enough about me.

Matona MIa Cara
Illumina Oculos Meos
Ardant Amour Souvent Me Fait Instance
Bonjour Et puis quelles nouvelles
Je l’aime bien et l’aimerai

Here is another take:

He’s Back

Here is the final cut of Orlando Di Lasso’s “Bonjour et Puis Quelles Nouvelles,” which as you know, means “Hello and Then What News!”

Eclectic Guitar

This song was written over 400 years ago. That’s almost as old as my laptop.

For more on the composer: https://genius.com/artists/Orlando-di-lasso

Sheet music:
https://musescore.com/user/17829001/scores/7016064

Tres Mas Otra Vez

This isn’t done yet, but I am (at least for today). It is another song by Orlando Di Lasso, titled “Bonjour et puis quelles nouvelles.” That translates to “Hello and then what news!” (I added the exclamation point for effect.)

And here are two more Bach Chorales:

Number 60
Number 61

Tres Mas

Number 57
Number 58
Number 59

Here are three more songs
They aren’t very long
Correct me if I’m wrong
But the last one needs a gong

They were added on to the previous post, if they sound familiar.

This song has been downloaded more times than any other from this site:

Fresh off The Press

Here are more of those chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach. We are a little over half way through the songbook “101 Chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach.”

I hope you enjoy listening to these songs as much as I like making them.

And who knows, maybe one day I will be a star. I’m off to a good start. The way I have been eating lately I am getting to be as big as a planet.

I have each starting key listed. Almost all of them modulate to a different key.

Number 59 – D Major
Number 57 – F Major
Number 58 – A Minor
Number 49 – G Major
Number 50 – G Major
Number 51 – D Minor
Number 53 – G Major

All about David Hockney: https://www.britannica.com/biography/David-Hockney

Bach is Back

These Bach Chorales are being downloaded at an ever-increasing rate. Listeners from all over the world are clamoring for more! Well, listeners, here are three more for you. And I have to tell you, I think number 56 is the best one yet.

I hope they bring as much happiness to you as they have brought to me. Because let’s face it, we could all really use a bit of that right now.

Number 56
Number 55
Number 54

Check out these paintings by David Hockney. He certainly knew how to use color.
Do you know why people sometimes wear complementary colors? For the compliments, of course.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/david-hockney-the-splash-auction/index.html

No Title Needed

I wake each morning when it’s dark
Awakened by a dog’s loud bark
I brew some coffee and drink it down
And after a while I lose my frown

Here are some more songs to help you lose your frown, if you have one.

Number 47
Number 48
Number 52
My Summer Home

Renaissance Fair

Today’s song was written by Orlando Di Lasso. He was considered among Europe‚Äôs greatest musicians at the end of the 16th-century. It is titled “je laime bien et laimerai,” which translates to “I’ll be Fine and I’ll be Fine” according to translate.com. Really!

Orlando Di Lasso (also spelled Orlando De Lassus) was born in present-day Belgium in 1532 but traveled extensively throughout Italy as a singer and a student of composition. He composed more than 2,000 works in Latin, French, and German and in all genres of vocal music. (It is disturbing how much he looks like one of my music teachers!)

Orlando Di Lasso

If you would like to see the sheet music:
https://musescore.com/user/17829001/scores/6992380

Also, if you would like to help out a hero dog:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/hero-dog-saves-me-from-mountain-lion-attack?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer

More Music

We are half way through the list of 101 Chorales. Here are numbers 42, 45, and 46.

The first two songs begin in the key of G Major. The last song begins in the key of C-Minor. Can you hear the difference? I knew you could!

Number 42
Number 45
Number 46
“THIS MUSIC IS THE CAT’S MEOW!”
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