Star Wars Monsters and Biblical Mythology

Yesterday I posted about theology and epic fantasy. Today we cross over (at least partly) into science fiction, with an article that talks about the roots in classic mythology of several Star Wars monsters. In the first part of their article “Drawing on the Imagination” on the official Star Wars blog, Tim Veekhoven & Kevin Beentjes [Read More...]

Rudolf Bruči – Gilgameš

Ancient Near Eastern mythology, the epic of Gilgamesh, turned into 20th century music by Croatian composer Rudolf Bruči (also sometimes spelled Brucci). [Read more...]

Imants Kalniņš – Blow Ye Wind!

A nice little piece by Imants Kalniņš, a living Latvian composer who has written in a range of styles from symphonies to rock opera! [Read more...]

Hakon Borresen – Symphony No. 2 in A Major “The Sea” Op. 7 (1904)

Even as someone who has a particular love for Scandinavian music of the early 20th century, I must confess that Hakon Borresen is not a composer who was familiar to me. Enjoy this symphony of his as you watch the sun set on an alien world… [Read more...]

Wilhelm Stenhammar Symphony No.2

I love music of the late Romantic era, and Swedish composers in particular. Here is Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Symphony No.2 in G minor op.34 from 1911. [Read more...]

Richard Strauss, Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome

In the category of quasi-Biblical music from my favorite era, here is music by Richard Strauss! [Read more...]

Geirr Tveitt – Sun God Symphony Op. 81

When a composer whose music I enjoy also touches on a religious theme, that’s all the more reason to share it, right? But in fact, Tveitt’s ideology, reflected in this piece and others, is disturbing and definitely worth discussing. It reflects the tendency to reject not only Judaism but also Christianity (so intimately connected with [Read More...]

Uuno Klami – Symphony No. 2 Op. 35 (1945)

A Finnish composer of the 20th century who deserves to be more widely listened to. [Read more...]

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger – Symphony No. 2 in E Flat Major “The Journey on Southerly Winds” (1910)

Another example of the hauntingly beautiful and melodic symphonic music produced in Sweden in the early 20th century. [Read more...]

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra – Invest in MYO Concert, 2012

These are videos of the Orchestra B performances from yesterday’s concert. This was my son’s first concert as concertmaster for his orchestra! [Read more...]


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