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September 2013
September 26, 2013

The Word for the Day

September 25, 2013

Renaissance Luminaries

THE RENAISSANCE OR ‘REBIRTH.”   What a period of tremendous creativity!  As if the Middle Ages was not impressive enough, we see continued explosive creativity.  How can I even begin to communicate the full scope of it?  Consider this page to be your journey’s launch point.  Make a point of getting to know one of these luminaries […]

September 16, 2013

14th Century Music Star!

GUILLAUME DE MAUCHET IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST COMPOSERS for whom there is notable quantity of biographical information. A French poet and composer, he lived through the 100 Years’ War between England and France. He was tremendously busy, creating compositions which were recording his life and times such as the Black Death which ravaged Europe in […]

September 12, 2013

Even Solomon was not clothed as one of them…..

          If you’d like to view the original, as well as other views of the Monterey coast by Rob Jagnow, you can view them here.  

September 9, 2013

The Troubadours

Have you ever wondered what the people of these days sang about? What kind of songs have you been singing through your life? All different kinds, yes? Silly songs like “The Hokey Pokey,” or perhaps a round like “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” You also know old patriotic songs like “Yankee Doodle” or “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” […]

September 2, 2013

Meet a Crusades Warrior Musician

A Medieval castle!  Krak des Chevaliers is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The Knights Hospitaller had control of it until 1271 when it fell.  Can you imagine soldiers storming it? What a challenging target!             Chanting continues to […]