Because beauty.

Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra; Maria Valdes, Soprano

Listen to it all, of course, but OH, starting at 10:18 (www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQzaFJZ8CuE&feature=youtu.be&t=10m18s) … and then … “One is my mother who is good to me. One is my father who is good to me.” That section always hits my heart. Hard. I guess it just makes me miss my mother and father a lot.

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Yes, there is a composer named Bi(e)ber. Maybe even more than one. BUT … this is a Justin Bieber song.

Now, I have to confess I’ve never heard Justin Bieber.

That’s right: NEVER.

My kids are old enough they didn’t get into him. Should I be grateful? I honestly don’t know. Maybe he does a great job with what he does!

But in any case … I know he has a song called “Baby” and after I post this I’ll see if I can find the original to compare. This is a group called Cadence.

Lucas Marchand (Tenor)
Ross Lynde (Tenor)
Carl Berger (Baritone)
Kurt Sampson (Bass)

Okay … compare and contrast. Or don’t. You choose!

Adreas Hammerschmidt: Schaffe in mir Gott
Ensemble Thios Omilos: Tenor: Patrick Grahl, Cornelius Frommelt; Baritone: Tobias Ay; Bass: Philipp Goldmann, Manuel Helmeke; Organ: Bernadett Mészáros; Violone: Yannick Sartorelli

Andreas Hammerschmidt: Das Wort ward Fleisch
Ensemble Thios Omilos: Tenor: Patrick Grahl, Cornelius Frommelt; Baritone: Tobias Ay; Bass: Philipp Goldmann, Manuel Helmeke; Organ: Bernadett Mészáros; Violone: Yannick Sartorelli

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.