Thursday, September 30, 2010

First music of Domenico Zipoli to be posted in this spot

Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)

Sonate d'Intavolatura per Organo
1. Verso I
2. Verso II
3. Verso III
4. Verso IV
5. Canzona
6. All'Offertorio
7. All'Elevazione
8. Al post comunio

Thomas Schmögner at the Federico Crudeli organ of the San Filippo Church in Lucca

Frescobaldi wrote some pretty good organ music, too

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Toccate e Partite, Libro Secondo
Ancidetemi pur d'Archadelt passagiato

Thomas Schmögner at the Federico Crudeli organ of the San Filippo Church in Lucca

there is always time for a Bach fugue

J.S.Bach Fuga in D major Bwv 580 performed by Hans Fagius

how about some Mozart on a beautiful Thursday morning?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Fantaisie in f-moll KV 608

Olivier Latry at the Johann Michel Stumm organ (1745) St. Paul's church in Kirchheimbolanden

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

how about some Mendelssohn?

more coronation music

Johann H. Schmelzer: Sonata I; Antonio Bertali: Veni Sancte Spiritus.
Johann Rosenmüller- Ensemble; Leitung: Arno Paduch

an old blues tune sounds pretty on the organ

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Schubert organ music

Improvisation on the theme 'Grosser Gott wir loben dich'

Solemn coronation music cont'd

Antonio Bertali: Missa Sancti Spiritus: Kyrie & Gloria.
Johann Rosenmüller-Ensemble, Arno Paduch

Solemn music for the coronation of a king

1. Ecce mitto angelum meum; 2. Antonio Bertali: Spiritus Domini replevit orben terrarum.
Johann Rosenmüller-Ensemble- Arno Paduch.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

interesting blog

Some people are recapitulating Luther's walk from Germany to Rome.  It's interesting.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A personal note - finding a new church

We have spent the summer looking for a different  church. The search is over.  Our journey  took us on a tour of the contemporary Lutheran church scene.  We learned that the practice of Lutheranism is observed in a variety of ways.  We found that the art and practice of preaching is doing very well.

It was the preacher and the hymn book that brought us to our current destination.  We are grateful to all who offered us encouragement during this transitional period.

'Fili mi, Absalon' - Heinrich Schutz

Psalm 34 - Heinrich Schutz

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm back

I have resolved the reasons for shutting down this blog and I am ready to resume.  Thanks to those who were kind enough to write.