As I write this today, it is the 335th birthday of one of my favorite composers, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This fact has caused me to reflect on what it is I like so much about his music, and this got me to thinking about fugues. Bach did not invent the structure known as the… Read more
Horatio Spafford wrote his famous hymn, “It is Well with My Soul” in 1873 following a long string of tragedies in his life which include the death of his 4-year old son, financial losses in the Great Chicago Fire, and the loss of his four daughters in a sinking ship. The first stanza of this… Read more
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