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The Four Seasons

Dear Friends,

For this Sunday’s prelude, Cheryl and I will play an excerpt from Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece, The Four Seasons. In it, the composer paints a musical portrait for each season. The theme we will play is from the fourth suite, Winter (L’Inverno). Note the regular, rhythmic nature of the organ part, which can represent the ticking of a clock or the slow passage of time. The flute part is slow and lyric, and marked by a few judicious trills, which call to mind birdsong and the emergence of a new season.

Enjoy the music - and until we meet again, take care and stay well!


David

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