Another Hit

Here is Chorale Number 85 from the book 101 Chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach. That means there are just a few songs left. And I have a feeling every one of them is going to have a harpsichord.

Harpsichord
Harpsichord and Guitars
Harpsichord and More Guitars

While you are listening to these songs, see if you can see the hidden images in these “Magic Eye” pictures:

The solutions to these can be found here:

Number 84

Continuing along in the songbook 101 Chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach, here is number 84. It was really quite a task getting all of these musicians in the same room at the same time.

Harpsichord
Harpsichord and Guitar

Here is number 56, a “rockin’ chorale.” I have had this one stuck in my head for days now!

Number 82 Is In The Books

Here is song number 82 from the book of 101 Chorales by Bach. If you are using a smartphone be sure to be in Desktop Mode so that you can use the music player on the right side of the page.

Gospel Organ
Gospel Organ and Guitar
Piano

And here is Chorale Number 83:

Three More Bach Chorales

Here are three more Bach Chorales. They are numbers 79, 80, and 81 from the book “101 Chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach.”

The entire list can be found here:

Number 79 – “Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke”

Number 80 – “The Star Proclaims the King is Here”

Number 81 – “Now That the Day Hath Reached Its Close”

Four More In The Books

Here are four chorales by Bach
In the music world, he is “The Rock”
The songs sound similar, this is true
But they’re sure to lift you if you’re blue

Number 73 – Oh, How Blessed are Ye Whose Toils Are Ended:

Number 74 – O God, Thou Faithful God:

Number 76 – All Praise to Jesus’ Hallowed Name:

Number 77 – In Thee, Lord, Have I Put My Trust:

These songs can be found, along with all of the other Bach Chorales, here:

Our Gift to You

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.

Number 72 – Come Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire:

Number 71 – Blessed Jesus at Thy Word:

Number 70 – Beside Thy Manger Here I Stand

And here is something sure to brighten your day:

Three More Chorales

Here are three more Bach Chorales from the book “101 Bach Chorales.” The rest of them can be found here:

Number 67:

Number 68:

Number 69:

Here are two songs you are sure to remember. They were both written by Edvard Grieg, and were posted here last year around this time (before I knew how to do sound effects!)

Say Hello To My Little Friend

A Song For You

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.

Cool Hat

So That’s What Gymnopedie Means

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 cafĂ©-cabaret in Montmartre, Paris, and began composing works, mostly for solo piano, such as his GymnopĂ©dies. He also wrote music for a Rosicrucian sect to which he was briefly attached.

Eric Satie in 1920

Is it just me, or does this song sound similar?

https://youtu.be/fI4kPSO7CNA

Renaissance Fair

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.

It is Finished

I have finished transcribing all 18 songs from the music book Piano Literature, Volume One. All of the songs were written in the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary eras.

The eight composers are as follows:

And here are the last five songs:

Dmitri Kabalevsky A Little Song:

Dmitri Kabalevsky Waltz:

Dmitri Shostakovich March:

Bela Bartok A Winter Tale:

Bela Bartok The Lonely Traveler:

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