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Jabberwock as illustrated by John Tenniel

Fight the frightening Jabberwock with this entertaining song

We’re turning toward autumn and the stores are filling with pumpkin-flavored everything and Halloween costumes. This either makes you squee with joy or groan with annoyance. The change in season, however, does give me...

Freising Church

Music Appreciation: O Filii et Filiae by Volckmar Leisring

Back to the choral world for a bit for “O Filii et Filiae” by Volckmar Leisring. I’ve spent a fair amount of time with this piece lately, so it seems fitting to talk about...

Hut in Sweden

Welcome Spring with Åhlén’s Lush Choral Anthem

Ah, spring! Finally! The Chicago area had a brutal February, so we’re chomping at the bit for some nice, sunny days. Today it reached 50°, and it felt fabulous! Heck, we were beaten down...

Drawing of an abstract girl by ractapopulous

Music Appreciation: She Walks In Beauty by David Foltz

After an extended tour with the band through Middle-earth, I thought it would be nice to change gears and listen to some choral music. Up next is “She Walks In Beauty,” based on the...

Photo of Suzdal, The Kremlin, Church

How to Listen to the Ethereal “Salvation Is Created” by Tschesnokoff

It’s possible that composer Pavel Tschesnokoff never heard his glorious choral piece, “Salvation Is Created (Spaseniye Sodelal),” get publicly performed. Tschesnokoff composed the piece in 1912, but the Russian Revolution of 1917 lead to...

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