Song Numbers 27 and 28 are In The Books

Here is song number 27 from The Big Book of Classical Music: “I Know My Redeamer Livith” by George Frederic Handel. It was written about the same time as the last song I posted, 1741. Number 28 is a selection from Water Music by the same composer:

Hallelujah, It is Finished

From the opera “Messiah” here is “Hallelujah” written by George Frideric Handel 280 years ago, in 1741. Ludwig Von Beethoven was still 29 years away from being born. Fun Fact: Bach and Handel were born in the same year, 1685. Handel was born on February 23rd, Bach was born 5 weeks later, on March 31st. I…

On Green Dolphin Street

There are many dolphins to meetThey are fond of the meet and greetJust walk right in and take a seatAll are welcome on Green Dolphin Street

It’s A Beautiful Morning

Actually, it’s the middle of the night. I should be asleep. Maybe I am. Song #24 in the “Big Book of Classical Music” is a wrap. I present to you, the listener with the discerning ear, Edward Grieg’s “Morning.”

Canon in D

Not to be confused with the 1812 Overture, another canon song.This entire song has the same 8 chords repeating over and over: D, A, B Minor, F# Minor, G, D, G, A This is the 22nd song I have posted from “The Big Book of Classical Music.” Just 78 songs to go. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Johann-Pachelbel

Think For Yourself

This is one of the Beatles songs that doesn’t have a solo. It just repeats the same phrase four times.I find that interesting. Everybody, sing along…… Think for Yourself The Beatles I’ve got a word or twoTo say about the things that you doYou’re telling all those liesAbout the good things that we can haveIf…

New World Symphony

As promised, another song from “The Big Book of Classical Music.” The “New World” that Antonin Dvorak references in the title is actually America. He wrote this symphony in 1892 in New York City. In the background you can almost hear a New World Tympany. The whole story (or at least one version) can be…

Blast from the Past

Here is a song you’re sure to rememberIt came out sometime in late SeptemberWay back in Nineteen Sixty-FiveI heard it was a great year, were you alive? The Beatles were everywhere, they could do no wrongNo matter the music, whatever the songThey changed music forever, you know the restAnd I think I like this song…