Tomorrow, Sunday June 16, 2019, is Father's Day. I, along with my sister Susan, and my brother's Brad and Sandy, honor our Dad. Our Dad, Pop, passed December 9, 2007. He was a great Dad. He was a great man. He is in our thoughts and will be in our thoughts forever. Sandy, Susan, Brad and I love you Dad, forever!
|Rest in peace sweet Pop |
Together again with Reenie
|Happy Father's Day, Pop!|
"Oh, my beloved father" is the translation of "O mio babbino caro", one of the most beloved aria's from Giacomo Puccini's opera "Gianni Schicchi". This melodic aria may be short in length, but it is long in beauty.
Please turn up the volume and hear one of the most beautiful arias, sung by America's soprano, the legendary and beautiful, Renee Fleming.
Giacomo Puccini: "O Mio Babinno Caro", Renee Fleming - Soprano:
Now, for this oldie but goodie song [that I am sure my Pop loved] that many [or probably most] of you younger Tales readers may never have heard of, "Oh, My Papa" written by Swiss composer Paul Burkhard and became famous in the English version sung by Eddie Fisher in 1954:
|Johann Sebastian Bach|
I am featuring J.S. Bach on this Father's Day weekend, because Bach was the father of many children, some of whom became significant musicians and composers. Bach had a total of 20 children, only 10 of whom survived to become adults. * [check correction thanks to comment by bassinator in comment section]
J.S. Bach had 7 children with his first wife, Maria Bach, who was his cousin. When she died Bach married soprano Anna Magdalena Wilcke, with whom Bach had 13 children.
As Susan, Brad, Sandy and I honor our father, and as I wish all dad's a very Happy Father's Day, I also wish A Happy Father's Day to maybe the greatest composer of them all, Johann Sebastian Bach.
Please turn up the volume and enjoy these great pieces by J.S. Bach: The ultra beautiful "Air", the second movement of Bach's Orchestral Suite #3 in D-Major [transcribed as "Air on a G String"]; The first movement, Allegro Moderato of Brandenberg Concerto #3; the final movement of Brandenberg Concerto #2 in F-Major, Allegro Assai; and Bach's Cantata "Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring" from BWV 147.
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite #3 in D-Major, Movement 2, "Air on a G String":
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G-Major, Movement 1, Allegro Moderato:
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #2 in F-Major, Movement 3, Allegro Assai:
J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 147, "Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring":
A Happy Father's Day to all!