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:

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:

Number 14

Here is the 14th song I have posted by Orlando Di Lasso. You may see his name spelled differently online, or in a book (they do still exist, I am told). Sometimes it is spelled De Lassus. But I am going with Di Lasso.

This song is called Tre Volte Haveva. The online translator tells me that it means Three Times Haveva. But I can’t seem to find out what a Haveva is. Whatever it is, there are three of them.

SLOW GUITARS
FAST DISCO
SLOW ORGAN
name that tune

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlande_de_Lassus

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.

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!

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

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/

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
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