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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen, Bach - Goldberg Variations. Rose Fyleman - Birthday Child

There are so many wonderful paintings by Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen that it is hard to choose.  Here is another one I liked. 

Today's piece of music by Johann Sebastian Bach is Goldberg Variations Bach Goldberg Variations
Read here Wikipedia's entry for them.  A quote follows:  The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. The Variations are named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who may have been the first performer.

Poems by Rose Fyleman are hard to find on the internet but my copy of Favorite Poems Old and New lists a half dozen of them.  I highly recommend this book of poetry.  We've had two birthdays in the past week and another is coming up in July so this poem seems timely.

     The Birthday Child

Everything's been different
  All the day long,
Lovely things have happened,
  Nothing has gone wrong.

Nobody has scolded me,
  Everyone has smiled.
Isn't it delicious 
  To be a birthday child?

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