Musical Dimensions

Johann Sebastian Bach

 

This is something called Watchathon week on cable here, where they give free access to various channels. One was a classical music channel and I listened to two Ascension Oratorios, one by CPE Bach and one by his father JS Bach.

 

CPE was first and was wonderful, a joyful musical experience. But when the first phrases of the JS rang out, you knew you knew you were listening to something more. I tried to classify the difference, since the instruments and singers were all the same. It's like JS gives you access to another musical plane, that few others have access to. He opens a door that others have no key to. You have musically ascended.

Have to ponder this more. 
 

Comments 3

 
Ken Hartke on Friday, 13 May 2022 19:21

Now I have to track down the oratorios!!
Ken

Now I have to track down the oratorios!! Ken
Stephen Evans on Saturday, 14 May 2022 20:18

Well worth it Ken!

Well worth it Ken!
Rosy Cole on Wednesday, 18 May 2022 16:54

Ah, J S Bach, God's coder of harmony!

Ah, J S Bach, God's coder of harmony!
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