Saturday, 30 April 2011


“He who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.” - Robert Browning

One third of the year is already over! Hard to believe how time has rushed by – I seem to blink and another month is over. A sure sign I am getting older, I think. I remember as child how time used to drag and tomorrow never seemed to arrive fast enough (especially if tomorrow was a special day!). Ah well, it is the autumn of my life and at least it is a season of mellow fruitfulness…

Today was another beautiful day with a pleasant sun and a blue sky, which nevertheless remained equable and did not become excessively warm. We went shopping and to the library, taking our time and enjoying the outing, even if it was only for chores. Back home for lunch and then a pleasant relaxing afternoon before going out to dinner.

Here is a cheerful Chaconne by a composer more known for his more melancholic and lugubrious pieces. Marin Marais’ virtuoso divisions on the Chaconne bass pattern, are played by William Skeen, viola da Gamba, and accompanied by Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord, and David Tayler, archlute. Live high definition video from the San Francisco Early Music Ensemble Voices of Music Great Artists Concert, 2010. 
Voices of Music performs in and records concerts in St. Mark’s Lutheran, SF.


  1. Hello Nicholas:
    The music was an absolute treat,to which we so much enjoyed listening - not sad making at all.

    We are glad that you have had a happy day and hope that your dinner out tonight meets all expectations.

  2. A very nice way to spend the day and music was so enjoyable.

  3. That's a nice happy piece Nic!!!! :)

  4. I know what you mean about time flying by so quickly, Nicholas... I feel the same way!
    This piece is so vibrant and full of energy, yet elegant and so rich in detail all at the same time! I hadn't heard of this composer or this piece before, so thanks for the introduction!

  5. thats a biiiiiiiiiiiig guitar