A “Year of Wonder”-ful Classical Music: June

June is the month of Nature’s best qualities, that golden blend of spring and summer. The music I liked best this month exemplifies all that beauty, hope, and promise. I hope you enjoy it too! 1) “Ave Maria,” by Johann Sebastian Bach Another gorgeous rendition of the “Ave Maria!” If Schubert’s version makes my heart […]

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A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Music: May

April showers may bring May flowers, but it also brought quite the range of classical pieces! Here are my top five choices, and I have to say, it was pretty difficult this time around…. I hope these selections give you a little slice of spring!!! 1) “Ellens Gesang III”, D. 839, or “Ave Maria,” by […]

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A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: April

Voila! The April edition of Year of Wonder is here! This month was a whirlwind of activity, what with Easter and all, and so was the music. So many wildly different selections! But here are my top five: 1) “Violin Sonata no. 5 in F Major, op. 24 (‘Spring’) 1: Allegro” by Ludwig van Beethoven […]

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A Year of “Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: March

Time for March’s edition of Year of Wonder! This month featured a lot of international composers, with these five songs making the top of my list. And it’s March 31st, so let’s all give a toast to the birthday boy: J.S. Bach!! Go forth and enjoy some music! 1) “Carmen Suite No. 1/ 3: Intermezzo,“ […]

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A Pick-Me-Up Playlist for Lent

Well, here we are. Almost halfway through Lent. But if you’ve fallen off the wagon of good intentions and resolutions, then know you’re not alone. No Lent is 100% mistake-free. The good news is that each moment is the opportunity for a fresh start. God is all about starting over again. Let’s pick ourselves up […]

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