Morning Has Broken

Affettuoso & Allegro     G. Telemann (1681-1767) [Harpsichord & Flute] Susan Addington, Flute “Morning has Broken” Improvisation “Morning has Broken” is the best known work of Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965), children’s author and poet. Eleanor was born in London, the daughter of a popular novelist at the time, Benjamin Farjeon. Known as ‘Nellie’ to her immediate…

Prince Johann Ernst

Concerto in C         Prince Johann Ernst of Weimar (1696-1715, arr. J.S.Bach) "God of Grace and God of Glory" Improvisation In 1703 a 17-year-old Bach was ready to make his own way in the world. He already had quite a reputation as an organist, but he needed a ‘temp job’ to feed…

The Name of G-d

Chaconne in Dm    D. Buxtehude (1637-1707) "In Christ There Is No East or West" Improvisation In traditional Judaism you’re not supposed to say the name of God ’YHWH’ because it is too sacred. When they read their Scriptures and come across "The Name" (that is, ’YHWH’), they say ’Adonai’ (’Master’) instead. Indeed, in their…