Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

A Statler Kind of Day!

January 13, 2018

“How Great Thou Art” has always been one of my favorite Gospel songs.  Here is The Statler Brothers version from several years ago.   I particularly enjoy the rich, bass voice of Harold Reid! Can you believe they have been retired for more than fifteen (15) years already (officially retired on October 22, 2002)?


Merry Christmas 2017!

December 25, 2017


Merry Christmas, one and all!

Amazing, Indeed!

December 13, 2017

An “amazing” rendition and performance of this time-honored classic.

Happy Veterans Day, 2017!

November 11, 2017

Happy Saturday and Happy Veterans Day!  Last summer I ran across this wonderful medley of patriotic “American” songs by the group Anthem Lights (a bit too late to use for 4th of July).  So, what better time to share than on the day we honor our veterans. Thank you all for your service!  Enjoy!

Nothing Else Matters!

October 12, 2017

Here is a version of “Nothing Else Matters” on harp.  The musician: Victor Santal, the location: Madrid, the music: fabulous!  If this doesn’t take you to your happy place, then I don’t know what will.  Enjoy!

Something to Trumpet About!

September 27, 2017

If you have never heard Tine Thing Helseth before, you are in for a treat from this highly talented trumpet player!  Simply magnificent!  Here she is playing Alessandro Ignazio Marcello’s Concerto in C minor, Movement  3: Allegro. Enjoy!

Happy Patriots’ Day!

September 11, 2017

Happy Monday!  On this the anniversary of 9/11, what better tribute than this song by Toby Keith, “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue”?

Chaconne in F Minor for Harpsichord!

August 12, 2017

Johann Pachelbel, best know for his Canon in D Major (and rightly so) was a prolific composer during the Middle German Baroque period.  He composed more than 200 compositions for organ, works for other keyboards (e.g., harpsichord), sacred music, and chamber music.  His exact birthdate is unknown (but it was sometime in August (ca. 1653) due to his baptism in early September), so to honor this wonderful composer during his birthday month, here is his Chaconne in F Minor for harpsichord.  Enjoy!

Something to Trumpet About!

July 12, 2017

Here’s a version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody (a la a trumpet quartet) . . . enjoy!

Happy Fourth of July, 2017!

July 4, 2017

As we celebrate the anniversary of our day of independence, here is a unique version of our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, by a trio of trumpet players.  Enjoy!