10/20/13

One Life Beautiful by Julie Giroux

I love how the melody all comes together to create this perfect song. I guess the composer heard the sound of heaven when she composed this piece. It's so enchanting...


6/28/11

Air on the G strings by Johann Sebastian Bach

Air on the G string became the popular name of the suite originally known as  Air of Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major. Bach was employed as the Kapellmeister of Leopold of Anhalt-K├Âthen in 1717 and he wrote this suite for him. 


The song became known as Air on the G string when a violinist August Wilhelmj arrange the piece for violin and piano. He was able to play it on his violin using only one string, the G string. 


I've heard a story before that Wilhemj's violin got broken on the very day of his concert and he was planning to play this suite. Almost all the strings are cut off and the only string that remained is the G string. After all the chaos he decided not to quit but instead he played the piece on G string and it impressed the crowd tremendously.


I don't exactly know if that's the real story behind it. All I know is that this song reminds me of the presence of God and that is where I find my peace. Jesus is my song and He is the music of my soul. Try to listen to this song and feel the air that it brings :) God bless


Download Air on the G string Here

6/14/11

Johann Sebastian Bach -- Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most acclaimed composer, organist, harpsichordist and violinist in the Baroque period. I can say that he's one of my favorite because his heart speaks through his music and his main interest of mostly his written songs is also my main interest in all my songs...it's Jesus!

He is a Christian and not just a normal practicing christian but someone who live by the bible. The music that really moves my soul and makes me cry is not the songs that are played for a person or for a thing but those that are sang to the One that I love the most and that is Jesus. He is my First Love, my Desire, my Delight, my Song and my Everything. I sing for Him alone and my heart belongs to Him solely.

The essence of music is when it is directed to the One who created it and that is God. One way that God speaks to His creation is through music, that's why we feel something beautiful when we hear a beautiful melody played, that's why we feel refreshed whenever there's a beautiful song in the air.

 "The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul." -- Johann Sebastian Bach



Listen to one of Bach's beautiful composition of all time.
"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"



6/13/11

Moonlight Sonata (Piano Sonata no. 14 in C#)

Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most beautiful piece I've heard out of all the songs of Beethoven. I first heard it while my brother was playing it on our piano and I was captivated by the flow of every note. It reminds me of my tender years, sitting by the window while observing the beautiful sunset and the yellowish grass on the field. It's like touching the wind looking through the eyes of a bird.

Moonlight Sonata is not actually the original title of this piece, it is "Quasi una fantasia" (Almost a fantasy). He dedicated it to his pupil to whom he fell in love with, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi in the year 1801. After he finished this composition it is believed that he proposed to her but then got rejected due to one of her parent's disapproval. 


The title "Moonlight Sonata" only came after the death of Beethoven, Ludwig Rellstab, a German music critic wrote that  the sonata reminded him of the reflected moonlight off Lake Lucerne.
Well enjoy this beautiful piece then :)