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Tag Archive for ‘Music Matters’

‘Til We Meet Again…one of my father’s favorite songs from World War I

Pop says, “And here is a song from the First World War that still lives in my memory as one of the most beautiful pieces of music that I know.” Folks ask what kind of music we play during our Sunday musical open houses. This is one of the pieces…and I agree with my Pop […]

“Give Me the Simple Life”—Song as Sign—Words inside the notes carry a simple message

The good thing about knowing a song and its lyrics is that it doesn’t have to be sung out loud to hear it in your mind. When I walked into the Konocti room that fronts Clear Lake and hosts their weekend buffet, the Swingtones were playing this tune, “Give Me the Simple Life,” and I […]

Nadia Boulanger: Choice, Love, Passion…in music and life.

“The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.” ~Nadia Boulanger, composer, conductor and musician~ Wickipedia note: Nadia Boulanger (September 16, 1887 – October 22, 1979) was an influential French composer, conductor, and music professor. An outstanding music educator at the highest level, she taught many of the most important composers and […]