Ludwig’s final works
When Ludwig van Beethoven had one of his string quartets played for a nobleman in Saint Petersburg, the aristocrat was ...
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Auntie Anke’s Storytelling Hour II
Auntie Anke takes you on a totally eclectic tour through music history. Today: Renaissance Man! The this beautiful partsong Mon ...
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Auntie Anke’s Music History Storytelling Hour part I
Now I keep wanting to write the Want To as Wanna. Because that is really what she is singing. ‘She’ ...
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Vocal Workout. And physical. And spiritual.
Jack is originally from California but he has lived in the Lot – where I live and work - for ...
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The secret power of songs
As long as I can remember, I have been passionate about singing and writing. I can't choose between the two, ...
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The hippie hymn and the handsome priest
In Holland there is a famous hymn called ‘Spirit from above’. I loved singing it as a child because of ...
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From the ‘Golden Oldies’ series: Renaissance Sting
Let’s go back to the year 1597. As the Spanish are importing their potatoes from South America, the English sit ...
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From the ‘Golden oldies’ series: The Crazy Queen
Here is another episode from the series ‘Every song has a story so why not tell it’. Today we’re going ...
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From the ‘Golden oldies’ series: Good song, funny language
If you are a Renaissance-minded chorister, you probably know the song. Dindirindin is just the sort of dreamy, exotic thing ...
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Be gentle with you
So many songs bewailing the battle called love! Not surprisingly, of course. Misery is a great source of inspiration. To ...
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