J.S. Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 - 13
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The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, Prelude & Fugue No. 13 in F-sharp major (BWV 882)

Glenn Gould, piano

Willie Nelson  -  Always On My Mind  (1982)

dude-gimme-a-beat:

Inspiration

Falling in love with God is not always something we can explain well rationally.  We may need to turn to poetry, or to religious metaphor and imagery.  This source of inspiration is hugely important.  You may not be able to describe rationally why you fell in love with the person you are married to, and yet you trust this source of inspiration was enough to have based probably the biggest decision in your life on it, by deciding to marry that person!

-Br. Geoffrey Tristram

Full Sermon:  http://ssje.org/ssje/category/sermon/?p=1950

{song selection and reflection by Peter L.}

Art Tatum – You Go To My Head

Br. Geoffrey likens falling in love with God to falling for another person. It’s a great image: finding something deep with the depth of yourself. It reminds me of the many ways I’ve fallen in love in my life. My greatest love may well be a woman named Irene who mentored me in the theater. I met her when I’d just moved to New York as a young man. At that time, you could work for some great artists of the avant-garde if you didn’t expect to be paid. It was the ’70’s. Rent was cheap. I worked for  many people I admired, but from the moment I met Irene, I just sort of stuck with her. I would arrive at her apartment in the morning to make phone calls and other preparations for a play she was producing, and I’d just sort of stay all day, talking to her and drinking coffee. The day would become night, and then morning would come and we would still be talking. She had a way of penetrating into things. The intensity of her intelligence, her reverence, her earthy practicality just kind of opened a door for me. And then I got to know her work as a playwright and director. I grappled with the mystery at the source of her inspiration. How did she get to the heart of existence - in all its contradiction, in all its unexpected wholeness? It was the beginning of my own journey into the theater, just as such experiences are always the beginning of something - perhaps you could say that they lie on the road to God.

“You Go to My head,” Art Tatum. It is said that Tatum spent hours playing along with the great piano players of his day on his record player - Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, Errol Garner. His brilliant, idiomatic style encompassed a harmonic range that is considered to be one of the inspirations for Bebop. He really gets inside this song’s strange vertigo of love.

You go to my head/ You linger like a haunting refrain/ And I find you spinning round/ In my brain/ Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne

You go to my head/ Like a sip of sparkling burgundy brew/ And I find the very mention of you/ Like the kicker in a julep or two

The thrill of the thought/ That you might give a thought/ To my plea, casts a spell over me/ Still I say to myself/ Get ahold of yourself/ Can’t you see that it never can be

You go to my head with a smile/ That makes my temperature rise

Like a summer with a thousand Julys/ You intoxicate my soul with your eyes

Though I’m certain that this heart of mine/ Hasn’t a ghost of a chance

In this crazy romance/ You go to my head, you go to my head

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Your Sunday Bach Cantata for the Sixth Sunday after Trinitatis

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

Work: Herr, du siehst statt guter Werke from Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (Between 1731 and 1735)

Performer: Edith Mathis, Julia Hamari, Münchener Bach-Orchester; conducted by Karl Richter

Duet (soprano, alto) from BWV 9

Translation:
Lord, you behold, instead of good works,
the heart’s strength of faith,
only faith do You receive. 
  Only faith justifies, 
  all else appears too meager 
  to be able to help us.

J.S. Bach - Fugue in E minor, BWV 548
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Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548 - 2. Fugue

Marie-Claire Alain (1926 - 2013)

Organ of the Martinikerk, Groningen

Dobie Gray - Drift Away
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bass-instincts:

Drift Away  -  Dobie Gray

Mike Leech (also credited with the strings arrangement)

Happy birthday, Dobie (July 26, 1940 – December 6, 2011)

Dobie Gray

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the Stax/Volt Revue live in Oslo, Norway, April 7, 1967.  this is the full show featuring Booker T & The MGs, Arthur Conley, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, the Mar-Keys and Otis Redding.

The great Stax house band backs all the artists in this dynamite concert: Booker T, Al Jackson, Steve Cropper, and Donald “Duck” Dunn.

J.S. Bach - Cantata BWV 95 - 1
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Cantata BWV 95 - “Christus, der ist mein Leben” - 1. Chorus and Recitative (tenor)

Collegium Vocale Gent, under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe

Translation:
  Christ is my life,
  death is my reward;
  to which I abandon myself,
  I joyfully depart from here.
With joy,
indeed with heart-felt delight
I wish to depart from here.
Even if today it came: you must!
Yet I am willing and ready
to place my poor body, my exhausted limbs,
the garment of mortality
again in the earth
and in its bosom.
My funeral song is already completed;
ah, that I might sing it today!
  With peace and joy I depart
  in God’s will,
  My heart and mind are comforted,
  calm, and quiet.
  As God had promised me:
  death has become my sleep.

J.S. Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 - 12
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The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, Prelude & Fugue No. 12 in F minor (BWV 881)

Glenn Gould, piano

Matthaeus Pipelare - Salve Regina - Antiphon а 4 & 5
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Matthaeus Pipelare
Salve Regina
Huelgas Ensemble

Matthaeus Pipelare ( c. 1450 – c. 1515)

J.S. Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 - 11
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The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, Prelude & Fugue No. 11 in F major (BWV 880)

Glenn Gould, piano

Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number
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Steely Dan  -  Rikki Don’t Lose That Number (1974)

   Lead Vocals: Donald Fagen
   Drums: Jim Gordon
   Bass: Walter Becker
   Acoustic Guitar: Dean Parks
   Solo Guitar: Jeff Baxter
   Piano: Michael Omartian
   Percussion: Victor Feldman
   Backup Vocals: Donald Fagen, Tim Schmit