Number 97, Down From Heaven

Here it is, folks. The final chorale in the book “101 Chorales Harmonized by Johann Sebastian Bach.” Most of the melodies were written by other composers, but Bach put all of the notes underneath the melody to make these songs.

Here is chorale number 97 – Be Not Dismayed Thou Little Flock.

Grazing in the Grass is a Gas

Here is a song in progress titled “Village Festival.”

From the songbook titled “Original Piano Duets by American Composers,” here is a section of a piece written by Frederick A. Williams titled Jubilee March. However, I didn’t use pianos. I think the strings work rather well. But that’s just me.

The cover of the book (which was published in 1970) says “One Piano, Four Hands, Two Dollars.” Back in 1970 you could still buy things for two dollars.

There are hundreds of drum loops available at soundtrap.com. Does that mean I need to use them all? Yes, it does!

The sheet music said it was to be played Maestoso. Maestoso is an Italian musical term and is used to direct performers to play a certain passage of music in a stately, dignified and majestic fashion or, it is used to describe music as such. I think I followed that direction perfectly.

And finally, here is the bass line from Bach’s Chorale #91. I can’t get enough of this one.

Number 82 Is In The Books

Here is song number 82 from the book of 101 Chorales by Bach. If you are using a smartphone be sure to be in Desktop Mode so that you can use the music player on the right side of the page.

Gospel Organ
Gospel Organ and Guitar
Piano

And here is Chorale Number 83:

Three More Bach Chorales

Here are three more Bach Chorales. They are numbers 79, 80, and 81 from the book “101 Chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach.”

The entire list can be found here:

Number 79 – “Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke”

Number 80 – “The Star Proclaims the King is Here”

Number 81 – “Now That the Day Hath Reached Its Close”

Our Gift to You

Here are three more Chorales by Bach. I hope you enjoy them. They are chorale numbers 70, 71, and 72 from the songbook “101 Chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach.”

If you are using a smartphone to view this page, go to Desktop Mode in Chrome Settings (the three dots in the upper right corner) to use the music player. Then the songs can be played one after the other without needing to click the play button after every song.

Number 72 – Come Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire:

Number 71 – Blessed Jesus at Thy Word:

Number 70 – Beside Thy Manger Here I Stand

And here is something sure to brighten your day:

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

Piano Music

Here are some songs from a piano music book titled Piano Literature Volume One. Its $5.50 price has to be one of the best deals around. That’s around 30 cents per song.

I posted some of the songs yesterday using an organ, but I think they sound better on a piano. Hence the title.

There are 18 songs altogether, so be sure and check back later to hear the other songs. So far the reception has been tremendous, with downloads in the triple digits. Watch out, Google.

Beethoven Ecossaise in G
Mozart Minuet in F
Bach Minuet in G BWV 116
Bach March in D
Bach Minuet in G BWV 114
Bach Minuet in G Minor BWV 115
Spindler Sonatina

In the event you were wondering what BWV stands for, the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV) is a catalogue of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was first published in 1950, edited by Wolfgang Schmieder. The catalogue’s second edition appeared in 1990. An abbreviated version of that second edition, known as BWV2a, was published in 1998.

Bach is Back

These songs were all written by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Minuet in G (BWV 116):

BWV 116

Minuet in G (BWV 114):

BWV 114

Minuet in G Minor (BWV 115):

BWV 115

March in D (BWV 122):

Sonatina by Spindler:

One of the readers asked what the letters “BWV” represented. The answer is as follows: The Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV) Bach works catalogue is a catalogue of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was first published in 1950, edited by Wolfgang Schmieder. The catalogue’s second edition appeared in 1990. An abbreviated version of that second edition, known as BWV2a, was published in 1998.

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
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!

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: https://www.hockney.com/home

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

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