Greatness

Prelude Op.28 No.15 “Raindrop”    F. Chopin (1810-1849) This last week as pondered Martin Luther King, Albert Schweitzer and the Saints in general, and this week’s Gospel text in which a completely unknown Jesus walks into a synagogue and blasts them out of the pews with His message: “The great prophecies for which you have been…

Albert Schweitzer

Chorale Prelude on “All Glory, Laud and Honor” (the melody is in the pedals)   J.S. Bach (1685–1750) “Oh Morning Star, How Fair and Bright”  Johann Christoph Bach (J.S. Bach’s great uncle, 1642–1703) Question: What do you get when you combine a medical doctor, a renowned concert organist and musicologist, a significant New Testament scholar, a heaping…

Mechanical Organs

Andante for Mechanical Organ (K616)  W. Mozart (1756-1791) New Years Day in essence celebrates nothing more than the passage of time, climaxing with millions of people watching a really big clock sound midnight (in New York City’s Time Square for example). So I thought ‘clocks’ and a curious connection they have with music might make an appropriate topic…