J.S. Bach – Prelude and Fugue in C# Major

From The Well Tempered Clavier.  Two tracks: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] These two are particularly charming!  They are the fifth and sixth pieces within the Well-Tempered Clavier, and carry with them a certain spunk and personality — Bach was clearly writing with the intent of showcasing the tonal possibilities of all twelve […]

Flos Ut Rosa Floruit

A Notre Dame conductus from sometime around 1200. I’m worn out from writing admissions essays. If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it’s missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe. This is haunting — only the most perfect consonances were treated as […]

Patronage by Royalty

“As I had the good fortune a few years ago to be heard by Your Royal Highness, at Your Highness’s commands, and as I noticed then that Your Highness took some pleasure in the little talents which Heaven has given me for Music, and as in taking Leave of Your Royal Highness, Your Highness deigned […]