The Pilgrims

Les Pèlerines (The Pilgrims) F. Couperin (1668–1733) March La Caristade (Almsgiving) Le Remerciement (Thanksgiving) Chorale Prelude on “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” Mein Hoffnung, Trost und Zuversicht (My Hope, Trust and Confidence) J. Cruger (1598-1662) Last week we considered Martin Rinkart (1586–1649) — the Lutheran pastor who wrote the words to “Now Thank We All…

Now Thank We All our God

Nun Danket Alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God) W. Zeitler A YouTube is here The Reformation of course had its dark side: many political powers-that-be didn’t care about Luther’s or Calvin’s reforms, but saw them as an opportunity to end their political and financial servitude to Rome. And so war erupted, perhaps most…

Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket)

“Now Thank We All Our God” W. Zeitler [ORGAN & BRASS] (A YouTube is here) Martin Rinkart (1586–1649) was a Lutheran pastor who came to Eilenburg, Saxony at the beginning of the Thirty Years’ War. As a walled city Eilenburg afforded some small measure of safety, and thus became a refuge for the dispossessed. The…

Royalties

Sonata Op. 14 No. 2 L. Beethoven (1770-1827) Chorale Prelude on “Sleepers, Awake!” Fantasia F. Ambrosias (1729-1826) When Beethoven was young and unknown, he happened to meet at the house of Prince Lobkowitz (who would become a long term patron). In the course of conversation with guests there, Beethoven said he would gladly find someone…