More Brahms

Johannes Brahms has five songs in the Big Book of Classical Music. I have posted four already, here is number five – Waltz in A Flat Major.It is number 56 in the countdown of 100 Classical Songs. And don’t forget to share this with your friends! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixteen_Waltzes,Op._39(Brahms) And here is a song called The Moldau,Continue reading “More Brahms”

Songs 53 – 55

Here are some more classical songsThey’re not too short and not too longIt’s another gift to the world from meThe first one is Number 53 It was written by Johannes BrahmsWho always carried a Book of PsalmsHe was born way back in 1830He was very clean and rarely dirty So now, without further delayI giveContinue reading “Songs 53 – 55”

Song #52

We are on the downhill side of our countdown. Song number 52 in the countdown is an excerpt from the Fourth Movement of Symphony No. I in C Minor, written by Johannes Brahms (1830-1897). For more on the composer: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Johannes-Brahms My music program has a new feature: It can change the rhythm of the music.Continue reading “Song #52”

Half Way There

Today’s song is number 50 in the countdown of 100 Classical Masterpieces. I might just have this project done in time for, well, you-know-what. It was written by Francois-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829) and is called Gavotte. For more on the composer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois-Joseph_Gossec And here is song number 51, Prelude in C Major by Johann Sebastian BachContinue reading “Half Way There”

Jerry was right

The composer Robert Schumann did hear an “A” note when he had “Persistent Tinnitus.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Schumann I started working on transcribing this song yesterday, and couldn’t do anything else today because I had to finish it. Song #46 from the Big Book of Classical Music is called Piano Concerto in A Minor by Robert Schumann (1810-1856).(Warning:Continue reading “Jerry was right”

The Swan

Song Number 41 in our big countdown of Classical Music is called The Swan. It is from The Carnival of the Animals by French Composer Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). According to galaxymusicnotes.com, Camille Saint-Saëns was widely heralded as a teen prodigy, as he started exhibiting perfect pitch at the age of two. He was also consideredContinue reading “The Swan”

Number 38

Number 38 in the countdown of classical music is a version of a 13th century song that was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). It is called Ave Verum Corpus. According to wikipedia.com, “Ave verum corpus” is a short Eucharistic chant that has been set to music by many composers. It dates to the 13th century, first recordedContinue reading “Number 38”

So That’s Why It’s Called Pathetique

Song number 36 from the Big Book of Classical Music is an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony “Pathetique.” Fun Fact: It is another song written right before the composer left this mortal coil. According to Britannica.com, Pathétique Symphony, or Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, the final composition by Peter Tchaikovsky. Called the “Passionate Symphony” by theContinue reading “So That’s Why It’s Called Pathetique”