Musical offering for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2021


Sunday musical offering

November 21, 2021

Hallelujah!
And let this feeble body fail,

And let it faint or die;
My soul shall quit this mournful vail
And soar to worlds on high.
And I’ll sing hallelujah, and you’ll sing hallelujah,
And we’ll all sing hallelujah when we arrive at home.

Oh, what are all my sufferings here
If Lord thou count me meet,
With that enraptured host appear
And worship at Thy feet.
And I’ll sing hallelujah, and you’ll sing hallelujah,
And we’ll all sing hallelujah when we arrive at home. 

Give joy or grief, give ease or pain,
Take life or friends away;
But let me find them all again
In that eternal day.
And I’ll sing hallelujah, and you’ll sing hallelujah,
And we’ll all sing hallelujah when we arrive at home. 


Today’s cultural moment

November 18, 2021

(The full concerto is available here.)


Puppy love

November 16, 2021


Sunday musical offering

November 14, 2021


Happy birthday, Ennio

November 10, 2021

In honor of the birthday of Italian conductor and composer Ennio Morricone (1928-2020), here is “Cinema Paradiso” in a guitar version by Hon Ho Nam.


Sunday musical offering

November 7, 2021


Happy birthday, Carl

November 2, 2021

In honor of the birthday of Austrian composer Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799), here is the third movement of his harp concerto, played by harpist Marisa Robles and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.


Sunday musical offering

October 31, 2021


Today’s cultural moment

October 28, 2021

American composer and pianist William Bolcom wrote “Graceful Ghost” in 1970 in memory of his father. The pianist in this performance is Barron Ryan.


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