Here are three more Chorales by Bach. I hope you enjoy them. They are chorale numbers 70, 71, and 72 from the songbook “101 Chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach.”
If you are using a smartphone to view this page, go to Desktop Mode in Chrome Settings (the three dots in the upper right corner) to use the music player. Then the songs can be played one after the other without needing to click the play button after every song.
Here is a Renaissance song titled “See Man.” I will let you guess the name of the composer. Here is a hint: If he were still alive he would be either 490 or 492 years old, depending on your source. The beginning of the song sounds a little like the theme from the original Star Trek.
This was one of the first songs I learned in the music program at school. It is titled “Gymnopedie No. 1” by Eric Satie. Most versions are slower than this, but since we all have busy schedules I gave it a quicker tempo.
Eric Alfred Leslie Satie (May 17, 1866 – July 1, 1925), who signed his name Erik Satie after 1884, was a French composer and pianist. He was the son of a French father and a British mother. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire, but was an undistinguished student and obtained no diploma. In the 1880s he worked as a pianist in café-cabaret in Montmartre, Paris, and began composing works, mostly for solo piano, such as his Gymnopédies. He also wrote music for a Rosicrucian sect to which he was briefly attached.
Here is a song by Orlando Di Lasso titled “Resonet in Laudibus.” That translates to “Let the Voice of Praise Resound.” Amen. By the way, do you know what the word “Amen” means? It means “So be it.” This song was called “one of the chief Christmas songs of joy” in 1550. That accolade was then given to Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” a mere 400 years later.