Wednesday, June 8, 2005

The music of the spheres

Thank you Alan from Occam's Carbuncle for pointing this out! I'm excited:

New Bach vocal piece discovered

The vocal piece was found among papers removed from the historic Anna Amalia Library in Weimar before a devastating fire there last September.

The piece is a musical accompaniment to a 12-verse poem composed for the Duke of Saxony in 1713.

Plans are being made for the first performance, under the English conductor Sir John Elliot Gardiner.

[..] A human chain formed by passers-by saved hundreds of volumes, including a 16th Century Martin Luther bible, but thousands of historical works were lost.
Thank you passers-by - it is always important to remember there are a few honourable people left on the planet.