>Here’s an interactive Family Tree of the Greek Gods.
(Sonata IV in G Major, HWV 399 Op. 5 No. 4: III)
“[W]hat is such by participation, and what is mobile, and what is imperfect always requires the preexistence of something essentially such, immobile and perfect.”
Footnote by Peter Kreeft in Summa of the Summa:
“Acorns, eggs, and children come from oaks, chickens, and adults. St. Thomas has a definite answer to ‘which comes first, the chicken or the egg?’–not historically and biologically, but in terms of final causality, or teleology. The chicken comes first. A chicken is not just one egg’s way of making more eggs.”
>So your coworker knows Messiah. Big whoop. How well does she know Giulio Cesare in Egitto? Ariodante? L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato? Show her who’s boss!
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>I like teen pop as much as the next guy, but my favorite Biber is Heinrich Ignaz Franz, who wrote amazing violin sonatas in the 17th century*. OMG yours, too!?
Many of Biber’s works were written with a special tuning called scordatura.
And here’s a notable example: Rosary Sonata XI – The Resurrection: Surexit Christus hodie
* I’m 36 and still can’t look at a year and immediately say, oh that’s the Nth century. For example I see the year 1654 and think OK, 16__, it’s not the 16th century, I know that, it’s either the 15th or 17th century, and then my brain has to futz around a while before I finally get it right. So simple: take the number, add one, that’s your answer. But no so simple my for brain.
>With Starbucks costing over $12 for a 12-oz. bag of coffee, and us drinking around 24-oz. of coffee a week, we bought a bunch of cheap-o alternatives and tried them out. The clear winner was Cafe Bustelo at $4 per 10-oz., or roughly 1/3 of the usual cost. It doesn’t taste quite as good as Starbucks, which I really like even though that makes me a Bad Corporate Lapdog (I like saving money at Wal-Mart, too…sue me, as I can totally afford it thanks to my Wal-Mart savings!), but it’s coffee I can happily drink without remembering I’m saving $60 a month.