In 1903 Ravel wrote the first movement of the Sonatine for a competition sponsored by the Weekly Critical Review magazine after being encouraged by a close friend who was a contributor to that publication. (more ↠)
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September 24, 2017 10:30
September 10, 2017 10:30
The people of the Brittany section of France have a legend that a cathedral sank to the bottom of the ocean when the ancient city of Ys was engulfed by the sea as punishment for her evil and foolish ways (a story reminiscent of Atlantis). The legend has it that once every century, the Ys Cathedral rises from the sea at sunrise, and in the misty dawn one can hear the sounds of unearthly music, bells chiming, the organ playing and the sonorous chanting of the monks, before the cathedral slowly disappears into the ocean again. (more ↠)
September 03, 2017 10:30
“Shall We Gather at the River” — both lyrics and music — was written by Robert Lowry (1826–1899). The text refers to Revelation chapter 22 in which a crystal clear river with water of Life is described, issuing from the throne of heaven, all presented by an angel of God.