Preludes in C

Prelude in C, “Well Tempered Keyboard” Book 1, No. 1      J.S. Bach (1685-1750) [ PIANO] Prelude in C      F. Chopin (1810-1849) “I Have Peace Like a River” Improvisation We continue our series ’water preludes’ (to harmonize with Sandy’s sermon series), but this week I’m resorting to a dubious pun, as we’re in the process of…

Chopin’s “Raindrop Prelude”

Prelude Op.28 No.15 “Raindrop” F. Chopin (1810-1849) “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” This week we continue our series of preludes on ’water’ themes to coordinate with the sermon series on the same. (Last week, you’ll recall, was “Air” from Handel’s “Water Music”). “When I am gone,” said Chopin to some of his musical friends,…

Water Music

“Air” from “The Water Music” G. Handel (1685-1759) “As Deer Long for the Streams” Improvisation The Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suites, composed by George Frideric Handel. It premiered on 17 July 1717, in response to King George I’s request for a concert on the River Thames. The…