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.
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.
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.”
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.)
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.
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 a song Why? 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, enough, enough!
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.)
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.
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.