Edward Tarte Observes the Easter Season, Past and Present

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About Edward Tarte

I am age 78, once a Catholic priest for five years (in the 1960's), then a math teacher for 44 years up to the present day. I became an atheist a few years ago. My hobbies are music and chess.

  • Atheist Diva

    Well, that was weird. Out of all the beautiful Easter music, he picks *that* hymn?

  • Edward Tarte

    I can think of only one other religious Easter song that I know how to play. I am considering making a YouTube video of it next week. I think the religious melody on this video, “The Holy City”, Is very beautiful; and I get much pleasure from playing it; so I recorded it. There is nothing weird about that. What is weird to me is your ungracious comment.

  • nptphoto

    I too find some of the old hymns beautiful and I even found myself humming and singing some of the words. In the video, one shot of the piano had the name on the front but it’s blurry. Was it a Knabe?

  • Edward Tarte

    No, my piano is a Kawai.

  • Rain

    He should host the Tonight Show instead of the other guy they are getting to replace the Jay Leno guy.

  • Greg G.

    The first piece was beautiful yet somber. Irving Berlin pulled the wool over Christianity’s eyes by writing the most popular Christmas song of all time, White Christmas, about sleigh bells, Christmas cards, and being merry without a religious note to be heard. I didn’t know he had upstaged Easter, too, with such an upbeat Easter hymn.

  • Atheist Diva

    Easter music I love: Spirituals: The angel rolled the stone away; Hymns: Up from the grave he arose; Christ the Lord is Risen Today.