In early December 2007 I had let go of all but one of my posts in preparation of leaving to work for Cirque Du Soleil. I received notice at the beginning of December that my date to join Cirque had been moved to three weeks later so I had some time on my hands. My last job I still retained was music director at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon, WA.
I wanted to do something with my newfound free time; so decided to do something crazy that I had always wanted to do: To write a complete orchestral and choral work in one week like JS Bach used to do for his weekly church services. My last service for the church was Christmas Eve 2007 so I decided to write a Gloria for presentation at the evening Christmas Eve service.
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Two video recordings of a Badinerie by JS Bach. I have heard several absolutely horrible renditions on YouTube – but I like both of these. My favorite of these two is the first on top. The musicians take a little more chance with the tempo and interpretation – and to my ears it has a little more sizzle than the performance at the Vatican.
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JS Bach: Cantata “Christen, Ã¤tzet diesen Tag” BWV63/movt vii: Chorale
Collegium Vocale Gent
JS Bach,BWV 80,Coir: Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott;Munchener Chor & Orchester,Karl Richter
Bach’s arrangement of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”