Sunday, August 2, 2009

Komm, Jesu, Komm!

I happened to 'listen again' to the BBC Prom 17 consisting of Bach's motets. With all the depressing talk of assisted suicide going on at present, I found this conert so consoling. You can only listen to it for another two days (and then, I presume, only if you are in the UK). Must get a recording of it!


  1. Thanks for the link, Father! (BTW, it works fine from the USA.)

  2. Here in the US, we used to be able to listen to Classic FM (on the Internet) and then suddenly they restricted us and cut us off for supposed copyright reasons. A pity - I actually used to order CDs and music I heard on Classic FM, and I ordered from British companies because it was often not available in the US. But I guess that didn't matter. Sigh.

    If I were a composer, I'd much rather have people listening to me than paying my publisher during my lifetime and my publisher and my relatives after my death.

  3. Komm, Jesu komm - not only is the musical beautiful so are the words........This is one of my favourites along with 'Jesu meine freude' - the latter with it's wonderful opening melody and words...."Jesus my joy, my heart's pasture. Jesus, my treasure....."


  4. It's up for another 20 hours, Father - and playing excellently, loud and clear over here in Ireland. Many thanks for the link, and congratualtions on your new blog. Now that's what I call a "classy" start (ahem).

    The BBC site should be available worldwide, unlike the Classic FM one which is restricted to the UK.

    Elizabeth: although you can't get that station anymore on the web, you might be interested to know that the presenter is actually Petroc Trelawney, who used to present on Classic FM in its early days back in the 1990s, but then moved (back?) to the BBC. Great presenter.


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