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:
I wake each morning when it’s darkAwakened by a dog’s loud barkI brew some coffee and drink it downAnd after a while I lose my frown Here are some more songs to help you lose your frown, if you have one.
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!
Here are three more Bach Chorales for you. They are Chorale numbers 41, 43, and 44 in the Book of 101 Chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach. Everyone, sing along…..
These three songs bring us up to number forty-one in the countdown of 101 Bach Chorales, for those of you keeping score at home. And by the way, if you haven’t seen the show “Halo” on Paramount Plus, I highly recommend it. But be prepared to have your mind blown. https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/halo/
The Countdown of Bach Chorales continues. You probably have noticed that the final chord is major, instead of minor, in most of these songs. When that happens it is called a “Picardy Third” because the third note on the final chord is raised a half step. For more on that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picardy_third
As promised, more of those Bach Chorales everyone has been talking about, along with a work of art that is just as old as these songs.