Posts Tagged ‘Water Music’

Main: Water Musics

Today’s theme is ‘Water’ and the selec­tions are extra­or­di­nar­i­ly diverse, from tra­di­tion­al and mod­ern songs of the sea, of ships, and of those who sail in them; to pieces writ­ten to evoke rivers and lakes; to items where the water is only imag­i­nary, such as a series of com­po­si­tions about a voy­age to the Moon in a sail­ing ship, and Karl Jenk­in­s’s Imag­ined Oceans. The styles are equal­ly eclec­tic, rang­ing from folk to light to clas­si­cal and New Age music, and there’s even a bit of con­tem­po­rary pop­u­lar mate­r­i­al.

Main: Water Musics

Today’s theme is ‘Water’ and the selec­tions are extra­or­di­nar­i­ly diverse, from tra­di­tion­al and mod­ern songs of the sea, of ships, and of those who sail in them; to pieces writ­ten to evoke rivers and lakes; to items where the water is only imag­i­nary, such as a series of com­po­si­tions about a voy­age to the Moon […]

From the Library: Handel & his Contemporaries

This day in 1685 saw the birth of Georg Frid­er­ic Han­del, one of the best-known com­posers of the Baroque era, and today we’ll be fea­tur­ing his music — includ­ing the famous Water Music and Fire­works suites and the Mes­si­ah — along with some care­­ful­­ly-cho­sen late Baroque con­tem­po­raries, such as Thomas Arne, John Blow, William Boyce, […]

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