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Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179)

Known for: Medieval mystic or prophet and visionary. Abbess. Composer of music. Writer of books on spirituality, visions, medicine, nature. Correspondent with many

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Simon Bolivar (1783 – 1830)

Simón  Bolívar was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and

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Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179)

Known for: Medieval mystic or prophet and visionary. Abbess. Composer of music. Writer of books on spirituality, visions, medicine, nature.

The Day The Music Died

On February 3, 1959, American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and “The Big Bopper” J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash

Robert Johnson (1911 – 1938)

Robert Leroy Johnson (1911 – 1938) was an American blues musician and songwriter. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display

Early Tin Pan Alley Recordings

Between the late 1890s and 1970s New York City’s music publishing district was known as “Tin Pan Alley”—a reference to

Early Ragtime Recordings

During the early 1900s America’s musical pulse was syncopated and ragtime, with its then novel, engaging beat, was seemingly everywhere.

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John Dunstable (1390 – 1453)

John Dunstaple (c.1390-1453), once more often spelled Dunstable, was one of the most influential composers of the early fifteenth century. Dunstaple’s persona took on such a mythological character among later authors that it is this awe which is most discernible today, rather than any underlying facts. Indeed, few details of

Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179)

Known for: Medieval mystic or prophet and visionary. Abbess. Composer of music. Writer of books on spirituality, visions, medicine, nature. Correspondent with many ordinary and powerful people. Critic of secular and religious leaders. Also Known As: Hildegard von Bingen, Sibyl of the Rhine. Born in Bemersheim (Böckelheim), West Franconia (now

1800 Beethoven’s First Symphony

IN THE LIST OF COMPOSITIONS OFFERED BY BEETHOVEN TO HIS PUBLISHER THE FIRST SYMPHONY FIGURES AT THE PRICE OF £10. In hearing this Symphony, we can never forget that it is the first of that mighty and immortal series which seem destined to remain the greatest monuments of music, as

1847 Abide With Me

The first printing of the words by Henry Francis Lyte is said to have been in a leaflet printed at Berry Head, Brixham, Devonshire, in Sept., 1847, but otherwise not described; no copy has been found. An early printing of the words is in the Remains of the Late Rev.

 

Reflect upon the rapidity with which all that exists and is coming to be is swept past us and disappears from sight.

For substance is like a river in perpetual flow . . and ever at our side is the immeasurable span of the past and the yawning gulf of the future, in which all things vanish away. Then how is he not a fool who in the midst of all this is puffed up with pride, or tormented, or bewails his lot as though his troubles would endure for any great while?

Emperor Marcus Aurelius

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