Posts Tagged ‘Music’

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!

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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!

Hallelujah!

June 12, 2017

Happy Monday!  Hmm, in hindsight I probably should have posted this one yesterday, but alas, it will just have to serve as a beginning of the motivation.  This is a wonderful version of “Hallelujah” by Rhema Marvanne.  Enjoy!

Piano Concerto in A Minor!

June 8, 2017

This concerto is one of Robert Schumann’s greatest orchestral works, and what better way to celebrate Robert Schumann’s birthday than with this magnificent piano concerto?  Enjoy!  But first, some interesting facts: did you know that  . . .

  • Schumann failed as a pianist (and devoted most of his energy toward composition)?
  • Schumann was a poet as well as a composer?
  • Schumann was not a talker?
  • Schumann spent the last two years of his short life (died at the age of 46) in a mental asylum?
  • being a father was important to Schumann? (And he was a really good one.)

Enjoy!

How Great Indeed!

June 4, 2017

I really enjoy a capella singing, and there are a handful of songs that I never tire of hearing.  “How Great Thou Art” is one of those songs.  Here is a version by the group Home Free.  Enjoy!

Happy Memorial Day, 2017!

May 29, 2017

Today we honor those who have died in active military service!  And, what better way to thank them than with Toby Keith’s “American Soldier.”  Enjoy!

Another Bohemian?!

May 14, 2017

Pentatonix is an amazing a capella group that I have enjoyed for years.  Here is their version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody!  Enjoy!