Amen Doug ... and my thoughts were greatly reinforced after viewing Nelson's little exegeses on the Bach fugue. The fact that he had SO much to say about the fugual subject in question, made me think what he could have possibly have said as an analysis of the Praise Song I mentioned in my post. From Bach to Shlock ... the two are light centuries apart.
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I read your Biography at the main page... you are a Baritone Soloist? I too a Baritone...
your are very sucessful in your music career... hope i'll be like you someday... I doubt, i do not have a music degree...hahaha... It's still in my prayers and dream to be in a school of music someday... If the Lord allows... and if i'll be able to pass all the course...hahaha...
Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt
In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…