September 07, 2004

More Musickal Posting

Interesting thing happened Sunday. (Well, I think it was interesting.) Before the processional hymn at Church, the organist usually plays a prelude or some other piece of a suitable religous nature. Lots of Bach, of course, but sometimes someone else. This time, however, he swung into a transcription of the 2nd Movement Larghetto from Beethoven's 2nd Symphony. I've never heard that done before. (There may be some history behind the music that I'm not aware of, but I'd never have thought it had any kind of religious connections.) Listening to such a familiar secular piece in a spiritual setting was vaguely disconcerting.

Just one more example of us crazy Palies living on the edge, I suppose.

Posted by Robert at September 7, 2004 11:27 AM | TrackBack
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