Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2020

Let’s start the year right with some music!  Here is The Piano Guys version of “A Million Dreams,” (from The Greatest Showman) performed by Jon Schmidt.  Enjoy!  Happy New Year!

Source: https://youtu.be/xeQnXe6DLtM

Merry Christmas 2019!

December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!  Let’s take a moment to rejoice  and to enjoy this beautiful instrumental composition by the Piano Guys (Jon Schmidt)  titled “Christmas Morning.”

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVANby33D7c]

Source: https://youtu.be/LVANby33D7c

Bonnie Blue Flag!

October 12, 2019

Here’s the next installment of  the Nashville Public Television program entitled “Civil War Songs and Stories.”   This month song, “Bonnie Blue Flag” performed by Bo Bice.  Enjoy!

Source: https://youtu.be/dLs7KhcwxM8

Shiloh Hill!

September 21, 2019

Here’s the next installment of  the Nashville Public Television program entitled “Civil War Songs and Stories.”   This month song, “Shiloh Hill” performed by William Lee Golden.  Enjoy!

Source: https://youtu.be/ZeYjtfsK338

Fun Fact Friday, Number 143!

September 6, 2019

The category for today’s trivial imponderable is “music/instruments.”  Do you know . . . what is the only acoustic (non-electric) instrument invented in the twentieth century?

. . . the steel pan drum — a tuned steel drum that can play more than one pitch — invented on the island of Trinidad . . . generally associated with Calypso music.

Source: Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong, by Dr. Rod L. Evans.

Two Birds, One Stone!

September 5, 2019

This month is both “National Classical Music Month” as well as “National Piano Month.”  So I am going to proverbially kill two birds with one stone and post about some of the best classical piano music ever written.   Here are the top fifty.   Enjoy!

Source: https://youtu.be/ZAr-PKUyo7Q

Swing Low Sweet Chariot!

August 12, 2019

Several years ago Nashville Public Television produced a program entitled “Civil War Songs and Stories.”  Last month I posted the first of these, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”  This month, I’ll continue with “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” performed by The Fisk Jubilee Singers.  Enjoy!

Source: https://youtu.be/QoTGtiriybg

Glory, Hallelujah!

July 13, 2019

Here is a wonderful rendition of the Battle Hymn of the Republic performed by William Lee Golden (Oak Ridge Boys), Jimmy Fortune (Statler Brothers), Tim Duncan (Ernie Haase & Signature Sound), Chris Golden (Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, and Restless Heart), and Jimmy Fulbright.  Tom Duncan’s deep, rich bass voice is wonderful.

Source: https://youtu.be/BQXbKmBffRY

Forty Fingers!

June 13, 2019

Here is what Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody sounds like when played by four guitarists.  Enjoy!  Thank you Matteo Brenci, Emanuele Grafitti, Marco Steffè, and Andrea Vittori.

Source: https://youtu.be/RFPnZayG0VI

Happy National Accordion Month!

June 4, 2019

Hey, I know it is only June, and I know the college basketball season is many months away, but it is National Accordion Month.  Here is a throwback video from last December when Tom Izzo (Michigan State University basketball coach) broke out his accordion to perform during his annual Christmas radio show (and the players sing-along).  What talent!  Enjoy!

Source:  https://youtu.be/hB5Va3rK1YA