Tag Archives: Classical

The Art of Gaity

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 at the pianoSuite in F – Allegro

Georg Friedrich Handel

Suite in F – Allegro

I read a line not long ago that said, ‘the best things to know are the hardest to learn.’  I think that idea applies to this piece.  It has been a challenge to learn, but well worth the effort as it is soooo much fun to play.  I hope you will be able to hear some of that delight as you listen.

As I selected images for this video, I couldn’t help but notice the wonderful historic costumes.  These images are a testament to the fact that contrary to popular thinking, formality and frippery are compatible with frivolity and fun. So sit back and listen, or perhaps join in and kick up your heels. 🙂

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Sacred Music – A Portal to the Sublime

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Agnus Dei

A Reverie for the Spirit

I first heard this piece a couple of days ago while watching an old episode of Midsomer Murders … of all places.  It is a contemporary piece written as part of the soundtrack for the episode.  I was surprised to learn this, because I thought it sounded more 18th century than modern.  All the better to know that there are still people in the world who are gifted with delicate sensibilities requisite to the creation of ethereal beauty.  Thank you, Jim Parker, for your exquisite composition.