Here are two more Bach Chorales for you. These are numbers 91 and 92 from the songbook 101 Chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach. I hope they bring you some peace. We could use a whole lot of that right about now.
Number 91 – The Old Year Now Hath Passed Away:
Number 92 – Sink Not Yet My Soul to Slumber:
And here is the bass line from chorale number 91. Play that Funky Music. (You know the rest).
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.
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.
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.
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!