Happy birthday, Ottorino

July 9, 2020

In honor of the birthday of the musicologist, conductor, and composer Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936), here is “Balletto” from the first suite of Ancient Airs and Dances, composed in 1917.


Sunday musical offering

July 5, 2020


Happy birthday, Christoph

July 2, 2020

In honor of the birthday of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), here is a melody from Orfeo ed Euridice, as interpreted by world champion whistler
Geert Chatrou.


Sunday musical offering

June 28, 2020

A lovely Swedish folk song, arranged for choir and piano by Dan Forrest.


Sunday musical offering

June 21, 2020


Sunday musical offering

June 14, 2020

In honor of the birthday of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), here is a choral setting by Elaine Hagenberg of one of her poems.


Today’s feel-good story

June 7, 2020

(Hat tip to Sunny Skyz.)


Sunday musical offering

June 7, 2020


Sunday musical offering

May 31, 2020

“Tshotsholoza” is a South African traditional song. 


Sunday musical offering

May 24, 2020


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