THE MUSIC BOX
Youth Music Monterey Wind Trio
Sophia Catania, flute; Cayden Bloomer, oboe; Stevie Dean, clarinet;
Melinda Coffey Armstead, organ
PRELUDE: Ragaudon from Dardanus . . . Jean Philippe Rameau
Allegro Marzialle from London Trio No.3 . . . Franz Josef Haydn
Aubade . . . Paul de Wailly
OFFERTORY: Adagio . . . Mozart
COMMUNION: “Soli Deo Gloria” . . . music of J. S. Bach
POSTLUDE: Gavotte . . . J. S. Bach
What happens when you put three young, talented people in a room and let them produce music? If you have distributed a flute, a clarinet, an oboe, and sheet music judiciously, you will have a performance worth remembering. It is an uplifting thought that these beautiful young people thus contribute to the survival of the spiritual life of our civilization. In my humble opinion, which is not really that humble, neither.
For the preservation and performance of the masterpieces of Mozart, Bach
and many others is the antidote to the loud, glossy, mind-numbing noise in grocery stores, restaurants, banks, and some churches (not ours) masquerading as music. If you think that’s opinionated, don’t be so judgmental. The inscription “Soli Deo Gloria” (To the Glory of God Alone) appears on most of Bach’s compositions, in his own hand. Devotion to God, not to fame, drove his musical genius into immortality.
I mean, of course, no disrespect for musical trash.