Legendary St. Louis Blues
Undoubtedly the most popular and long-lasting blues piece in history is W.C. Handy’s immortal and classical St. Louis Blues. The melody has travelled round the world countless times and there is no sign of things being any different in the future.
According to Handy himself he was inspired to compose it, while walking the streets of St. Louis. In one of the streets he came across a black woman in despair. She was waiting for her man and wailing...
Last Updated (Wednesday, 11 March 2015 20:35)
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Dream a Little Dream of Me is a beautiful song. It was written by two musicians Wilbur Schwandt and Fabian Andre. Lyrics fit perfectly to its melody vibes and were created by Gus Kahn. The piece was published in 1930 hence it is no secret who wrote it.
Today both composers are already forgotten. They didn’t create any other big hit. Gus Kahn used to write lyrics to melodies of other composers which is why his name appears more often on the...
Last Updated (Saturday, 14 March 2015 14:57)
Today blues from the source, as classical as a blues may be. Twelve-measure with three-versed lyrics. One of the most famous accomplishments of Robert Johnson, that is
I Believe I`ll Dust My Broom.
Johnson recorded it in November 1936 in San Antonio, Texas. It was his first of two recording sessions. The first song was ‘Kind Hearted Woman Blues’, and the second one was no other than ‘I believe I’ll Dust My Broom’, and a third one was ‘Sweet Home Chicago’...
Last Updated (Friday, 13 March 2015 15:02)
Joseph Haydn - Seven Last Words of Christ
1. "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do!".
2. "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise".
3. "Woman, behold your son: behold your mother".
4. "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?".
5. "I thirst".
6. "It is finished!".
7. "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit".
Seven times did Christ speak to his Father and people. All these sayings, although scattered in four canonical gospels...
Last Updated (Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:19)
J.S. Bach - Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude (Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring)
In the twenties of the seventeenth century Johann Sebastian Bach was hired as a church music director in Leipzig. The terms of employment included inter alia writing new cantata each week for the Sunday’s Mass. Bach usually started the work on Monday and he composed and copied notations for particular instruments for four days, including Thursday. On Friday a first trial run took place and on Saturday a performance was...
Last Updated (Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:00)