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On 7/18/2019 at 6:24 AM, Ternaugh said:

The music system at the casino where I work plays oldies on Wednesdays as part of a promotion to get people 50+ in. When I started, it was a mix of pop tunes from the 40s through 70s, but the music system has been branching out lately. This song was playing yesterday:


"When did Motley Crue become Classic Rock?" -- Bowling for Soup, "1985"

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Bach was nowhere more emotional as a composer than in his religious music. Take this gloriously joyful expression in his B Minor Mass, the "laudamus Te" ("We Praise You")


He also wrote five Passions (works describing the Crucifixion, the events leading up to it, and the coming Resurrection), of which only two survive. "O Sacred Head", one of the most popular Lutheran hymns, was an adaptation of music from The Passion According to St. Matthew. Like most of the Passion Plays performed in the early 18th century, there are whiffs of Anti-Semitism (the rather simplistic interpretation of the time blamed the entire thing on the Jews, with the Romans are largely bewildered bystanders. That colored just about all relationships between Christians and Jews.) Still, the music still sounds fresh and modern nearly 300 years later. Makes me wonder why the Cathedral of Leipzig and its musical college thought they had settled for a mediocrity in hiring Bach

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