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You have to love a video that starts with the Susato Suite.  Some of the best music ever composed.

William Byrd and the uses of consolation

We have a new baby in the house, my son Dexter, seven weeks old tomorrow, and although he seems to be a pretty mellow kid, he’s been giving us the usual sleepless nights of a new baby. 663 more words

Music General

Chapter Eight: A Fugue Good Men

To my dear reader,

Counterpoint is the art and technique of the manner in which interdependent musical lines interact with one another, according to rules determined by some very dead men, including Northern European Renaissance Composer Josquin des Prez (1450-1521), Italian Renaissance Composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1524-1594),  and the king of composers, German Baroque composer J.S. 316 more words

Instrumental Works