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:

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

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 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.

Eric Satie in 1920

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

https://youtu.be/fI4kPSO7CNA

More Songs Fresh off the Press

Here are some more songs from the book Piano Literature Volume One. Also, did you know that I lettered in three different sports in high school? They were all in lower case, however…..

Beethoven Sonatina in G:

Schumann The Merry Farmer:

Schumann Soldiers’ March:

Schumann The Wild Horseman:

Kabalevsky Dance:

Kabalevksy Quick March:

Another Song is a Wrap

This song is called Pour Mettre Comme Un Homme Habile. In English it means “To Put Like a Skillful Man.” (I think it might be missing something in translation). It was written way back in the 1500’s by Orlando Di Lasso.

On another note, have you ever wondered why the word “tummy” is used for the word “stomach?” Shouldn’t it be “Stummy?”

No Tambourine
With Tambourine
Name That Tune
And This One Too

Tuesday Afternoon’s Song

Tuesday’s song is fresh off the press. It is called Videntes stellam mag which translates to When They Saw The Star (at least according to my online translator). It was written in the 1500’s by Orlando Di Lasso, also known as “The King of Renaissance Music.” It has five lines of music.

Tame Version
Wild Version

One More Just For You

Make that two more. They were written in the 1500’s by my new favorite composer Orlando Di Lasso. I just added a little flavor to them. Each version has the same instruments, just arranged differently.

The first is titled “A Voi Guglielmo Invitto.” According to the online translator, that means “To You William Unconquered.”

And the second one is titled “O la o che bon eccho.” That translates to “The Echo Song” on translate.com. (Another translator uses the word “ecstasy” but I am going with echo because this site is G-rated.)

Fast Guitars
Slow Keyboards

If you would like to play along: https://musescore.com/user/17829001/scores/6806620

The Echo Song Lyrics (sing along, everyone!):

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!

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/o-la-o-che-boun-eccho-echo-song.html

My Mission in Life

My new life mission is to bring as much Orlando Di Lasso music to life. At least this week.

https://www.bach-cantatas.com/Lib/Lasso-Orlando.htm

Here are the five songs I have transcribed so far. It is hard to believe they were written over 400 years ago.

The music player at the bottom of every page has most of the songs I have made in the past 2 years. But enough about me.

Matona MIa Cara
Illumina Oculos Meos
Ardant Amour Souvent Me Fait Instance
Bonjour Et puis quelles nouvelles
Je l’aime bien et l’aimerai

Here is another take:

He’s Back

Here is the final cut of Orlando Di Lasso’s “Bonjour et Puis Quelles Nouvelles,” which as you know, means “Hello and Then What News!”

Eclectic Guitar

This song was written over 400 years ago. That’s almost as old as my laptop.

For more on the composer: https://genius.com/artists/Orlando-di-lasso

Sheet music:
https://musescore.com/user/17829001/scores/7016064

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