Back when I was in high school, our German teacher taught us this beautiful song. We may not have sung it very well. Once the tune is in your head, you plan it over and over again in your mind.BTW, back in the days when I fooled around on the concertina, this piece was one of the easiest to play. And the concertina sound! So "German."
This is an example of the very best in choral singing. The phrasing, dynamics, balance among the four parts, and the aura of heartfelt sincerity make this truly sublime.Many organizations both professional and amateur are capable of producing work of his high quality, but few ever do, because so many never hear the important part of the music -- the part that lies above, below and between the notes -- the SPIRITUAL part -- the thing that gives notes and words their meaning.
Well that ought to melt hearts of stone if anything ever could. It's good to know there are still people who can sing like that.------------> Katharine Heartburn
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