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I know Bach wrote it for organ, but no matter how hard I try I just cannot love the organ–or even tolerate it really.  Stokowski’s transcription… 28 more words


Exercises to practice emphasising the melody line (part two of the voicing series)

This post first appeared in the November issue of The Piano Bench Magazine.

A few posts ago, I talked about how to identify and isolate a melody line, and I’d like to now expand a little bit on that by talking about how to then bring out that melody line once you’ve found it, something I only very briefly touched on. 630 more words

Golden Ratio, Forms, Musical and Technical Approach in The Well-Tempered Clavier (Part 1)

The Well-Tempered Clavier is one of the greatest work in classical music by J.S. Bach. It was referred as the “Old Testament in classical music, where Beethoven’s 32 sonatas collection is the New Testament. 373 more words

The First Volume of Fugue

As is probably the case with most English departments, the halls of the UI English department are scattered with old and recent copies of the literary magazine its grad students publish, … 705 more words

Idaho MFA

Sunday Writing Prompt #228 “It’s All In The Title”

I am not a man who visits desire.

A shriveled fruit, a pillar of salt

my emptiness splits me like a moat.

I am the alter ego who got away. 62 more words



There will come a day
when, unplugged and remote,
you dissolve and slip gently
between the veils,
so much mist
for mourning’s soft focus
into grave clarity.
John Biscello


Wraiths of limb, breaching
the city’s vague hints of fugue–
People disappear.