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Albert Blackwell
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St. Augustine on Number, Music, and Faith
St. Augustine on Number, Music, and Faith
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Schleiermacher's Mysticism: A Letter to His Distant Beloved
› Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768–1834) Gypsum copy of the marble bust by Christian Daniel Rauch (1829) Original at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Note : I have chosen to write here without footnotes. Part 4 below is my translation of Schleiermacher's letter...
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Word Painting in Bach's "Magnificat," Part 3 of 3
Autograph manuscript of Bach's Magnificat (c1732–35) First page of Movement 1 Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Movement 9: Esurientes Movements 7 and 8 of the  Magnificat  have focused upon the proud and the mighty, whom Bach musically disperses, diminishes, and ...
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Word Painting in Bach's "Magnificat," Part 2 of 3
Johann Sebastian Bach Painting by Elias Gottlob Haussmann, c1748 City Hall Museum, Leipzig Movement 8: Deposuit As we have seen in the first part of this three-part posting, Movement 7 of Bach's  Magnificat leaves   "the proud in their conceit" reposing roy...
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Word Painting in Bach's "Magnificat," Part 1 of 3
The Visitation Rogier van der Weyden (c1445) Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig Movement 7: Fecit potentiam It is said that to sing a prayer is to pray twice. The power of a musical setting to enhance and elucidate the meaning of a religious text first be...
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Reflections on Dying: A Brief Anthology
Note to family and friends: This collection is not occasioned by any change in my life's circumstances. I feel in robust health. Albert Comet Hale-Bopp I am like a slip of comet, Scarce worth discovery, in some corner seen Bridging the slender difference of...
Reflections on Dying: A Brief Anthology
Reflections on Dying: A Brief Anthology
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Bach, Mozart, Beethoven: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall. Part 4 of 4.
On March 30, 2014, the Chancel Choir of Atlanta's Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church presented side-by-side performances of three lesser-known but superb  Kyrie  settings, by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Dr. Steven Darsey, Director of Music, invited me ...
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Three Kyries: Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Part 3 of 4.
On March 30, 2014, the Chancel Choir of Atlanta's Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church presented side-by-side performances of three lesser-known but superb  Kyrie  settings, by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Dr. Steven Darsey, Director of Music, invited me ...
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Three Kyries: Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Part 2 of 4.
On March 30, 2014, the Chancel Choir of Atlanta's Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church presented side-by-side performances of three lesser-known but superb  Kyrie  settings, by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Dr. Steven Darsey, Director of Music, invited me ...
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