William Williams

Aria W. Zeitler “Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah” Praeludium & Fuga in Eb from “Ariadne Musica” J.C.F. Fischer (1656-1746) William Williams (1717-1791) is generally considered to be Wales’ most famous hymn writer. As a writer of both poetry and prose, Williams is today considered one of Wale’s greatest literary figures. He was equally distinguished…

My Country Tis of Thee

Theme & Variations on “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” L. v. Beethoven (1770-1827) O Beautiful for Spacious Skies Two Psalms J. Arnold (1720-1792) In Beethoven’s day a popular musical form was “Theme and Variations”. The template was to take a popular tune of the day — the ‘theme’ — which the composer states rather simply,…