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Pastimes : Bach

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To: Ed Huang who wrote (75)12/28/2001 6:19:38 PM
From: daffodil  Read Replies (1) of 87
Hi, Ed.

I believe that the "Bach/Gounod" Ave Maria (which I much prefer to the more-familiar Malotte) is simply Gounod's adaptation of arpeggios from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier to the text.

I don't know whether Gounod used the Bach harmonies without editing, or whether he had to edit the harmonies a bit to get the text to fit. I'd have to listen to Clavier or compare the pieces side by side to figure it out.

The result is certainly sublime.

BTW, as part of a recent furniture shuffling and neatening process, I decided to ditch my 20-year-old stereo system. It didn't quite fit where I needed it to fit, it would have been hard to access, therefore rarely used, and I have always hated the jumble of cords.

I'll miss having the turntable on the odd chance I get a yen to listen to a '50's musical, but I haven't even used it in 10 years.

My plan is to buy a Bose Wave Radio/CD ($500). Does anyone have any thoughts about this?

Hope you have a Happy New Year!

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