Fan Friday #22 - Bach, Prelude #1 Well Tempered Clavichord

 14 years of marriage and I never knew this was Donna's favorite song. Since I don't write lyrics very often and I definitely don't write love songs, I really wanted to learn this for her birthday which is next week. So here is my offering to Donna and to you all of another beautiful Bach piece.
Enjoy!


  

11 comments

  • Sue

    Sue

    Awesome!!! This was just beautiful and I can't wait til it's on a recording. Be sure to let us know when it comes out! Thank you for sharing Bach and Donna, for sharing your birthday present. This is one of my favorites, too.

    Awesome!!! This was just beautiful and I can't wait til it's on a recording. Be sure to let us know when it comes out! Thank you for sharing Bach and Donna, for sharing your birthday present. This is one of my favorites, too.

  • Renee H.

    Renee H.

    I have always loved that Bach piece, and hearing it on the dulcimer was just lovely. Such a nice birthday gift for Donna! :)

    I have always loved that Bach piece, and hearing it on the dulcimer was just lovely. Such a nice birthday gift for Donna! smile

  • Nate

    Nate

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  • Melody

    Melody

    The sunset, Bach, birds singing, the hammer dulcimer and a lovely woman beside you. It was divine. Happy Birthday Donna!

    The sunset, Bach, birds singing, the hammer dulcimer and a lovely woman beside you.
    It was divine. Happy Birthday Donna!

  • heidid

    heidid

    Happy Birthday Donna! Thank you for sharing the piece with us. I love classical music, but classical music on the dulcimer, with a painted peach sky behind you is grand.

    Happy Birthday Donna! Thank you for sharing the piece with us. I love classical music, but classical music on the dulcimer, with a painted peach sky behind you is grand.

  • Bill VK

    Bill VK

    Simply fantastic, Ted!

    Simply fantastic, Ted!

  • Jamie

    Jamie

    Dude, can I get an entire album of stuff like this. This is the kind of music that is great for me to listen to when I am doing message prep or working in the office. I know I keep asking for an album and I know these things take time. Thanks for sharing and making a joyful noise to the Lord.

    Dude, can I get an entire album of stuff like this. This is the kind of music that is great for me to listen to when I am doing message prep or working in the office. I know I keep asking for an album and I know these things take time. Thanks for sharing and making a joyful noise to the Lord.

  • spudzilla

    spudzilla

    My brain was frying just thinking about those chords you were working on in this piece. Holy smoke Ted, that was amazing. Ya know, you really ought to consider a Bach album or all classical CD. Bound to be a cross-over hit! (and happy birthday Donna!) Lynn

    My brain was frying just thinking about those chords you were working on in this piece. Holy smoke Ted, that was amazing. Ya know, you really ought to consider a Bach album or all classical CD. Bound to be a cross-over hit! (and happy birthday Donna!)

    Lynn

  • Laurel in Wisconsin

    Laurel in Wisconsin

    Happy Birthday - it was birthday land up here, too. MORE BACH - never enough BACH in this world. The 'Well Tempered Clavier" and "Inventions" would make a great album. Thanks!

    Happy Birthday - it was birthday land up here, too.
    MORE BACH - never enough BACH in this world.
    The 'Well Tempered Clavier" and "Inventions" would make a great album. Thanks!

  • DonnaY

    DonnaY

    Thank you all for your kind birthday wishes! This is just stunning on the HD, isn't it? And thank you Ted for such a romantic birthday present! Glad you all are enjoying the music with me!

    Thank you all for your kind birthday wishes! This is just stunning on the HD, isn't it? And thank you Ted for such a romantic birthday present! Glad you all are enjoying the music with me!

  • TeddyY

    TeddyY

    Wow, so many of you commented here I don't think I can respond to all. But rest assured that we've read and appreciated all your wishes and thank you's. So maybe I can sum up a few things here... Yes, I am working on a new album. So many people have been asking for some singing songs and so I might add 2 or 3 vocals to this new recording. Yes, I do want to do an all classical CD. I didn't grow up playing or listening to classical all that much but it is very challenging to play on the hammered dulcimer and I think it sounds amazing. Maybe Spring 2012. :-) Lynn, the nice part about playing that piece was that Bach repeated each phrase twice within each measure so once I learned the phrase it got easier. But learning those phrases was challenging. Lots of fun too. :-) Thank you everyone again. It's such a pleasure to do music for you and with you.

    Wow, so many of you commented here I don't think I can respond to all. But rest assured that we've read and appreciated all your wishes and thank you's.

    So maybe I can sum up a few things here...

    Yes, I am working on a new album. So many people have been asking for some singing songs and so I might add 2 or 3 vocals to this new recording.

    Yes, I do want to do an all classical CD. I didn't grow up playing or listening to classical all that much but it is very challenging to play on the hammered dulcimer and I think it sounds amazing. Maybe Spring 2012. :-)

    Lynn, the nice part about playing that piece was that Bach repeated each phrase twice within each measure so once I learned the phrase it got easier. But learning those phrases was challenging. Lots of fun too. :-)

    Thank you everyone again. It's such a pleasure to do music for you and with you.

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