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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:54 PM
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Ever listened to Bach's "Actus Tragicus?" It is too beautiful for words.
'Bach's Actus Tragicus comes as close as any piece of music I know towards piercing the membrane that separates the material world from whatever lies beyond it.' John Eliot Gardiner on the heart-rending symmetry of one of Bach's greatest works. Granta, Jan 9, 2002.

http://www.granta.com/extracts/1432

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mairceridwen Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:00 PM
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1. no, but thanks
I am listening to St. Matthew's passion as I type this.

i love Bach.
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:01 PM
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2. I'm not familiar with this piece.
Bach is my favorite composer. I think his Mass in B minor is one of the most sublime musical works ever written.
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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:21 PM
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3. I don't think so, I'll have to get it, Bach is great.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:55 PM
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4. Get it.
Dry your eyes. It is short, but too beautiful for words.
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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:06 PM
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5. Ordered it after listening to excerpts at Amazon, got it used,

the version conducted by Gardiner. The excerpts sounded beautiful - on cheap PC speakers.

I don't know how Bach did it.
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