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March 14, 2010

A Song for Sunday #41

Filed under: A Song for Sunday,Music — rmangum @ 12:51 pm

Greetings. I was studying for midterms last week and did not get to my post, so I’m presenting a double-stuffed, albeit brief, SFS today. I think this will be the last of the Bach series.

Fans of 60’s Girl Groups might know about The Toys, a trio from New York, who had a big hit in 1965 with A Lover’s Concerto, written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell with a melody adapted from the Minuet in G Major.

I have to confess that this entry is a bit of a cheat, since it is now believed that the work in question, though found in Bach’s notebooks, was not composed by him. But it is included on my CD of his “Greatest Hits,” so that’s justification enough for me.

Here’s some more quotes on Bach before we leave him:

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

-Charles Mingus

Bach opens a vista to the universe. After experiencing him, people feel there is a meaning to life after all.

-Helmut Walcha

Bach’s music is the only argument proving the creation of the Universe can not be regarded a complete failure.

-E.M. Cioran

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