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

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: https://www.britannica.com/biography/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.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/david-hockney-the-splash-auction/index.html

No Title Needed

I wake each morning when it’s dark
Awakened by a dog’s loud bark
I brew some coffee and drink it down
And after a while I lose my frown

Here are some more songs to help you lose your frown, if you have one.

Number 47
Number 48
Number 52
My Summer Home

Renaissance Fair

Today’s song was written by Orlando Di Lasso. He was considered among Europe‚Äôs greatest musicians at the end of the 16th-century. It is titled “je laime bien et laimerai,” which translates to “I’ll be Fine and I’ll be Fine” according to translate.com. Really!

Orlando Di Lasso (also spelled Orlando De Lassus) was born in present-day Belgium in 1532 but traveled extensively throughout Italy as a singer and a student of composition. He composed more than 2,000 works in Latin, French, and German and in all genres of vocal music. (It is disturbing how much he looks like one of my music teachers!)

Orlando Di Lasso

If you would like to see the sheet music:
https://musescore.com/user/17829001/scores/6992380

Also, if you would like to help out a hero dog:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/hero-dog-saves-me-from-mountain-lion-attack?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer

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
“THIS MUSIC IS THE CAT’S MEOW!”

Three More Just for You

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.

Number 39
Number 40
Number 41

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/

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
STARRY STARRY NIGHT

Name That Film

This song is from an Academy Award winning film. I’m pretty sure. In any event, I have been working on it all day and it’s time to get it out into the world.

It was written over 100 years ago by Scott Joplin. He was born on November 24, 1868 and he passed away on April 1, 1917. He was an American composer and pianist. He is also known as the “King of Ragtime” because of the fame achieved for his ragtime compositions, music that was born out of the African-American community.

During his brief career, he wrote over 100 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first and most popular pieces, the “Maple Leaf Rag”, became ragtime’s first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag. Joplin considered ragtime to be a form of classical music and largely disdained the practice of ragtime such as that in honky tonk.

For more on that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Joplin

Four More For The Road

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

Chorale Number 27
Chorale Number 28
Chorale Number 29
Chorale Number 32
%d bloggers like this: