Bernard Herrmann – Symphony

Everyone knows at least something from Bernard Herrmann’s work as a film composer. His concert works deserve to be wider known than they are. [Read more...]

Reinhold Glière – Symphony No.3 in B minor, Op.42 “Ilya Muromets”

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Grace

I mentioned previously that, challenged with coming up with a list of the core beliefs of my church, the members basically only agreed on one word: grace. And so I am grateful to Dănuţ Mănăstireanu for drawing my attention to the fact that U2 have a song with the title “Grace,” which I’ve shared above. [Read more...]

Lily and Madeleine

Above is the song “Back to the River” by local musicians Lily and Madeleine. Below are a few other songs of theirs, “Come to Me,” “And Tonight,” “Tired,” and “You Got Out.” They performed with Time for Three, Tony Styxx, and members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the recent Happy Hour concert, and having [Read More...]

Every Major’s Terrible

Via IO9, I learned about the song in the video above, which comes from this XKCD cartoon: [Read more...]

My First New Year’s Resolution

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Crappy Song Reprise

The song that my colleague Chad Bauman made in response to my own song Viva la Library had its number of views reset due to some sort of glitch. Friendly competition aside, I feel back that his once astounding number of views has vanished into the ether. And so I thought I would share it [Read More...]

Arthur Honegger – Une Cantate de Noël

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Carol of the Bells performed by Marillion

Notice that they worked in the James Bond theme towards the end, as I did in this mash-up I made last year: [Read more...]

Joseph, Who Understood

This is a rather distinctive Christmas song by the band The New Pornographers (HT Anthony LeDonne). Here are the lyrics:   Joseph, Who Understood   Rumors are flying All over Galilee these days And Mary, I’m trying To be cool When my friends walk by them They cannot look at me In the eye Baby, [Read More...]

Slap the Heretic

Jeff Carter has composed a more authentic Christmas carol than most, about the historical St. Nicholas and what he was actually famous for. Enjoy!   [Read more...]


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