Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Today’s song by Orlando Di Lasso is titled Surrexit Pastor Bonus, which means The Pastor Has Risen. This version has a speed of 100 beats per minute.

Slow and Steady Organ

And here is the exact same song, but it is 140 beats per minute and there are different instruments. (You know, like always.)

Fast Guitar

If you have a spare 45 minutes, you can read all about the composer here:

I could bring you a new song by him every day and I wouldn’t run out of music until late 2025. That is because he wrote more than 1,000 compositions ranging from religious Masses to secular songs. I personally find his music to have a healing property to it.

“I have a photogenic memory. I always look good in my own mind.”

And here is Bach Chorale Number 65, “Deck Thyself with Joy and Gladness.” Like many of these chorales, it starts in the key of F.

A Morning Song

Song #64 in the “101 Chorales by Bach” book is hot off the press. Find a quiet place, practice your breathing exercises (in through the ear, out through the eyes) and hit Play.

Keyboards Without Drums
Keyboards With Drums
Acoustic Guitar

For all of you musicians out there, here is the sheet music:

To Bee or Not to Bee

That is the question. Or is it? Here are some versions of a new Orlando Di Lasso song titled “Mon Coeur se recommande a vous.” That means “My Heart Recommends You.”
Also, do you know what lies are? They are Flies that are missing their F’s. And rain is nothing more than a train that is missing its “T.”

Organ – Guitar

The following version has the exact same music, but with all five lines of music being a classical guitar it sounds like an entirely different song. (Maybe because it is.)

A Shout Out

Here are two versions of a song by Orlando Di Lasso, titled “Jubilate Deo.” The online translator tells me that is Latin for “Shout to God.”

I think I will also shout “Bring us Some Rain Soon!”

Update: As of January 8, 2023, the shoutout for rain has been answered. It has been raining off and on for the past five weeks in California. Before the rain, some reservoirs were close to being empty. Now they are filling up and some have risen over 30 feet. God answers prayers! But we need to live righteous lives in order to be heard.


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
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,

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:

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

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:

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.

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

That’s a Wrap

Here are three more of those Bach Chorales everyone is talking about. Chorale Number 37 and 39 were written in 3/4 time, but the percussion is 4/4. It produces an interesting effect.

Do you ever experience writer’s block? If that happens to you, just remember to put one font in front of the other.

Number 36
Number 37
Number 38
Number 39
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