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Sunday, 13 December 2009
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
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Our organist played this today at the early communion.
I can't find an organ alone version on youtube that I like but I doubt I will better this first performance of her piano transcription in 1940 by Dame Myra Hess. 
 

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Posted on 12/13/2009 7:44 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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13 Dec 2009
DL Adams

Thank you for posting this! JS Bach is the greatest composer, ever. His music is stunning, sublime, beautiful; his output in both music and children equally amazing.

But there is a cautionary here, too. The great civilization of Germany that produced Bach later became Nazi Germany. There is no promise that past greatness will prevent future evil. Every generation we must assure that our culture and country is on the correct path; and when it strays from the right path we must strive to set it aright.