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Handel's Three-Week Masterpiece

For many years, my family’s favorite Christmas tradition was attending a live performance of the Messiah. Like so many good things that eventually come to an end, it was discontinued by the concert producers—no explanation given—so that was that. 664 more words

Christianity

Vindication, Part III

Above:  The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, by Caravaggio

Image in the Public Domain

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FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER, ACCORDING TO A LECTIONARY FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP… 470 more words

Easter

Feast of Dietrich Buxtehude (May 9)

Above:  St. Mary’s Church, Lübeck, 1890

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ppmsca-00659

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DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE (CIRCA 1637-MAY 9, 1707)

Lutheran Organist and Composer… 424 more words

May

Allemande from Handel's D minor Suite HWV 428, played on a real 18th century harpsichord

Allemande from Handel’s D minor Suite HWV 428, played on the William Smith (c1720) harpsichord at the Bate Collection in Oxford, by Douglas Mews. This instrument quite possibly was played by Handel himself and is certainly built in a style he would have been familiar with. 6 more words

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