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To Him I Bow The Knee

When asked who was the greatest composer who had lived before him, the musical titan Ludwig van Beethoven responded without hesitation: “Handel! To him I bow the knee.”  In this episode of Inside…

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Visiting the NBCS

In 2014, I wrote a blog post The Choir Boys about my visits to the Newark Boys Chorus School, a remarkable 51-year-old institution that absolutely transforms the lives of its…

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How Many Times Can He Repeat That Phrase?

The movement Mercury, The Winged Messenger from Gustav Holst’s The Planets provides host George Marriner Maull with the opportunity to demonstrate how re-harmonizing and re-orchestrating the same phrase multiple times can be used to…

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Hallelujah Part 1

We know that the chorus, Hallelujah, from Handel’s Messiah, stirs us from the soles of our feet to the top of our head. Host George Marriner Maull sheds light on…

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Hallelujah Part 2

Handel always knew a good tune when he heard one and never hesitated to borrow them. In this episode George Marriner Maull investigates the fugue subject Handel ‘borrowed’ from Corelli…

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One Good Fugue

Host George Marriner Maull delves into a fugue with an unusual subject, or main melody. Taken from the first movement of Handel’s Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No. 7., this grand master…

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