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. 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/
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
As promised, more of those Bach Chorales everyone has been talking about, along with a work of art that is just as old as these songs.
Here is something to brighten your dayJust sit back and then press playIt’s not too long so you can bear itAnd when you’re done be sure to share it
Here is another song for youTo make you happy if you’re blueIt’s quite laid back and very mellowAnd the opposite of blue is yellow It is an original 12-bar blues that I am sure you have never heard before. And here are two more Bach Chorales. Only 88 more to go….
Here are some chorales by BachThey aren’t quiet, they almost rockEach song has horns, and trumpets tooIt will cheer you up if you are blue I made some changes to it yesterdayInstead of going out to playIt’s too hot out there anywayI wish that it would rain today
Every day I learn something new. (Did you notice how I made this all about me in the very first sentence?) According to Webster’s Dictionary, Adagio means “at a slow tempo —used chiefly as a direction in music.” Today’s song is number 59 on the big countdown of 100 Classical Masterpieces, and is entitled Adagio inContinue reading “So That’s What Adagio Means”
Today’s entry is song #35 from the Big Book of Classical Music. It is used as the theme song to PBS Masterpiece Theater. The composer is Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682-1738), and it is entitled “Rondeau. According to Wikipedia, Mouret’s father was a prosperous silk merchant of Avignon, an amateur violinist who recognized his son’s precocious musicalContinue reading “A Trill A Minute”