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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Johann Georg Meyer Von Bremen, Bach - Concertos, Rose Fyleman - Fairies

The young girl  in this painting by Johann Georg Meyer Von Bremen has such a sweet expression as she looks at the butterfly on her sleeve.
Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen 

 Here is a link to Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Concertos, played by Anne-Sophie Mutter.  This lovely music would make good background music while you work on other things.

Bach was a master at counterpoint - a complex interaction of melodies.  The following brief definition is from a longer article on counterpoint that you might want to read here   "In its most general aspect, counterpoint involves the writing of musical lines that sound very different and move independently from each other but sound harmonious when played simultaneously."  It's a bit like a very complex round.  

A lovely imaginative poem today about fairies by Rose Fyleman


    THERE are fairies at the bottom of our garden!
    It's not so very, very far away;
    You pass the gardner's shed and you just keep straight ahead --
    I do so hope they've really come to stay.
    There's a little wood, with moss in it and beetles,
    And a little stream that quietly runs through;
    You wouldn't think they'd dare to come merrymaking there--
          Well, they do.
    There are fairies at the bottom of our garden!
    They often have a dance on summer nights;
    The butterflies and bees make a lovely little breeze,
    And the rabbits stand about and hold the lights.
    Did you know that they could sit upon the moonbeams
    And pick a little star to make a fan,
    And dance away up there in the middle of the air?
          Well, they can.
    There are fairies at the bottom of our garden!
    You cannot think how beautiful they are;
    They all stand up and sing when the Fairy Queen and King
    Come gently floating down upon their car.
    The King is very proud and very handsome;
    The Queen--now you can quess who that could be
    (She's a little girl all day, but at night she steals away)?
          Well -- it's Me!

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