Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach – Fugue in G minor BWV 578

Pipe organ music that kicks your ears up, but in a good way. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach – Fugue in G minor BWV 578, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S. Bach Praeludium in c minor, BWV 546

The sombre clarity of the pipe organ. Filed under: Music Tagged: BWV 546, J.S. Bach Praeludium in c minor, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Telemann – Harpsichord Concerto in B Minor TWV 33:A1

One can only dabble with the current popular music for so long. Today, it is back to the Baroque with Telemann and a wonderful harpsichord concerto. Telemann’s Concerto in B minor App. TWV 33:1. This work originally was scored for violin and orchestra (now lost) and today exists only in the composer’s own harpsichord arrangement. ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Tomaso Albinoni – Adagio in G minor

Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751) was an Italian Baroque composer and contemporary of Vivaldi. Albinoni was famous in his day as an opera composer, however he is mainly remembered today for his instrumental music including his Adagio in G Minor. Life and Music Born into a wealthy family of paper manufacturers who produced playing cards and owned ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Telemann: Concerto for three violins in F major (TWV 53:F1) Largo – Vivace

Georg Philipp Telemann was born in Magdeburg, the son of a Lutheran deacon who died in 1685, leaving the mother to raise their three children alone. The youth showed remarkable talent in music, but was temporarily discouraged in his chosen pursuit by Puritan Lutherans, who told Telemann‘s mother that he would turn out no better ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – BVW 1034, Andante and Allegro

Composed c. 1724, when Bach was around 39 years old.   Filed under: Music Tagged: J.S. Bach – Andante and Allegro from sonata in e minor, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach, Menuet Trio in G minor, BWV 929, Piano

This piece also falls into the almost doable category. We’ll have to see. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach, BWV 929, Menuet Trio in G minor, Piano, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach Little Prelude BWV 926

Looks easy-ish. Not. Filed under: Music Tagged: Back, Litte Interlude BWV 926, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Marcello Sonata no.1 in F+

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Non lo dirò col labbro (Handel’s Tolomeo) – Romina Basso

Text: Non lo diro’ col labbro che tanto ardir non ha; forse con le faville dell’avide pupille, per dir come tuttárdo, lo sguardo parlera’. English Translation: I will not say it with my lips Which have not that courage; Perhaps the sparks Of my burning eyes, Revealing my passion, My glance will speak. Filed under: ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti, Sonata in C Major – Clara Haskil

Preserved in the 1752 first Venice volume of Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas, this work likely predated that manuscript source by a year or two. That makes this C major effort a late work, despite the fact that almost 400 more keyboard sonatas would flow from Scarlatti’s pen before his death in 1757. Listening to the work, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Crab Canon on a Möbius Strip

A crab canon (also known by the Latin form of the name, canon cancrizans; as well as retrograde canon, canon per recte et retro or canon per rectus et inversus[2]) is an arrangement of two musical lines that are complementary and backward, similar to a palindrome. Originally it is a musical term for a kind ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Baroque Interlude – C. Monteverdi – Magnificat

Monteverdi’s work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the transition from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period. He developed two individual styles of composition — the heritage of Renaissance polyphony and the new basso continuo technique of the Baroque. Monteverdi wrote one of the earliest operas, L’Orfeo, an innovative work that ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Purcell Chaconne in G minor

  Very little of Purcell‘s functional music for four-part viol consort survives. Only the incomplete Suite in G major, Z. 770, and the Chacony in G minor, Z. 730, are known. It seems most of Purcell‘s music he wrote as court composer for the Twenty-Four Violins after 1677 involved the voice. It is not known ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S. Bach Toccata in E Minor BWV 914

Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 Johann Sebastian Bach Bach’s set of seven Toccatas for keyboard date from 1707-11, just prior to and during the first years of his post in Weimar. During these formative years he experimented with a wide variety of compositional models. Overall, these early toccatas lack the profound expression and technical ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S Bach – Badinerie, BWV 1067

The four orchestral suites (called ouvertures by their author), BWV 1066–1069 are four suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. The name ouverture refers only in part to the opening movement in the style of the French overture, in which a majestic opening section in relatively slow dotted-note rhythm in duple meter is followed by a fast ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – D. Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major, K 380 (L 23)

  Domenico Scarlatti began his compositional career following in the footsteps of his father Alessandro Scarlatti by writing operas, chamber cantatas, and other vocal music, but he is most remembered for his 555 keyboard sonatas, written between approximately 1719 and 1757. It is believed that Domenico received most of his musical training from family members, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach, Cantata 35, 5. Sinfonia

  Bach’s Cantata BWV 35, Geist und Seele wird verwirret (Soul and spirit become confused), is one of three alto solo works in Trinity Time of the third annual church cycle of 1726-27 that has an old established and much used text of Georg Christian Lehms. It employs obbligato organ in “conversational galant” manner and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Christmas-ish Baroque Interlude – A. Vivaldi: RV 589 / Gloria in excelsis Deo in D major

That time of year folks, enjoy. 🙂   Part 1.   Part 2. Need the Sheet Music?  Go here. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: A. Vivaldi: RV 589 / Gloria in excelsis Deo in D major, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude, Vivaldi

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Telemann Concerto for 4 Violins in G+ TWV40

Georg Philipp Telemann was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family’s wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually settled on a career in music. He held important positions in Leipzig, Zary, Eisenach, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Vivaldi – Violin Concerto in A Minor RV356

Antonio Vivaldi Born: Venice, March 4, 1678 Died: Vienna, (buried July 28, 1741) Another Italian composer and virtuoso violinist, Antonio Vivaldi is remembered today for the enormous number of concertos he composed throughout his lifetime. He most likely learned the violin from his father, himself a violinist at St. Mark’s in Venice. Antonio took holy ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Sonata in F Major by Georg Philipp Telemann TWV 41:F3,

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – G.Ph. Telemann: Fantasia No. 1 in A major

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Minuet & Badinerie from Bach’s Suite BWV 1067

The four orchestral suites (called ouvertures by their author), BWV 1066–1069 are four suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. The name ouverture refers only in part to the opening movement in the style of the French overture, in which a majestic opening section in relatively slow dotted-note rhythm in duple meter is followed by a fast ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Baroque Interlude – J.S. Bach Nun danket alle Gott BWV 386

Greetings and happy Friday gentle readers.  Today we have Bach’s BMV 386 complete with the associated organ prelude.  So, if you’d like the entire experience as Bach intended, please listen to the prelude first, then the choral work.  Enjoy. 🙂   Nun danket alle Gott Mit Herzen, Mund und Händen, Der grosse Dinge thut An ...