A little more Johann Sebastian Bach, and some Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Sweelinck was born 123 years before Bach and 405 years before me. That's a long time ago. What a legacy, centuries after your death, to have musicians around the planet not only play your compositions, but also digitally film the performances on pocket-sized devices and upload the data to this intangible thing called YouTube. What further excursions is this music destined for in the next few centuries?
Man, a blogger leaves the country for a few weeks of family travel and comes home to discover her state has become an unabashed oligarchy. North Carolina is a scary place to live right now, but nothing that a little gerrymandering, voter suppression, and underfunded public education can't maintain for decades to come.
Today was my first day back on the organ-demo bench at Duke Chapel, so I dedicated part of my program to the self-serving Republicans in the state legislature. May we find our way out of their darkness.