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In Flanders Fields…

It has been another Remembrance Day for another year.  In the course of this year’s services, I was able to hear three different choral settings of John McCrae’s famous WWI poem “In Flanders Fields”, and I found myself musing on how all the settings I’ve heard over the years are maybe too “pretty.” Read the full post

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Why Do I Hate Handel’s Messiah?

First off:  yes, I know, I have committed the ultimate musical sacrilege – the stones are being gathered, and the pitchforks are being sharpened.  But I really and truly do not like Handel’s Messiah.  (And I’m actually not alone) Read the full post

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