Short Glossary Of Musical Terminology

Given the amount of music which has been published on this site of late, I thought it prudent to briefly list and explain some common muscial terms. 12" – twelve-inch single (a type of gramophone record). adagio – a down-tempo passage / a comparatively slow piece (60-80 bpm). allegro – a up-tempo passage / a… Continue reading Short Glossary Of Musical Terminology

Music Recommendations 12/17/19

Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) by Xaver Varnus at the Berliner Dom (2013) – A splendid recording of a splendid performance (and, as of this writing, my favorite rendition of the piece). Karelia, JS 115: Tableau 1: Runic Song: Oi Ukko, ylijumala (completed and reconstructed by J. Kaipainen) · Tellu Virkkala… Continue reading Music Recommendations 12/17/19

Music Recommendations 12/16/19

Singles Anything Goes by Cole Porter – A witty ballad by the American songwriter. Minnie The Moocher by Cab Calloway – A jazz tune, written by Cab Calloway, Irving Mills and Clarence Gaskill, and first recorded by Calloway in 1931. The song is prominent in a 1932 Fleischer Studio's Talkartoon that featured a rotoscoped Cab… Continue reading Music Recommendations 12/16/19

Music Downloads Now Available For Logos Patrons

A regularly updated archive of Logos-published music is presently under development on the Logos Patreon. All tracks in the directory will be available for download in wav file format¹ (ordered by date) for Logos patrons, exclusively; regardless of the tier of patron support. Meaning that all directory tracks will be able to be downloaded and… Continue reading Music Downloads Now Available For Logos Patrons

Etymology Of Culture: Cultivation To Encapsulation

In a 1771 letter to Robert Skipwith, Thomas Jefferson included a list of books, recommended for a general private library. Amongst them, Cicero's Tusculan Questions (Tusculanae Disputationes), a series of texts concerning Greek stoicism. Of particular importance to contemporary semantics is Cicero's use of cultura animi (cultivation of souls), similar to the German bildung (personal… Continue reading Etymology Of Culture: Cultivation To Encapsulation

Silent Symphony Of Soaring Steel: The Photography Of Margaret Bourke-White

"... industrial forms were all the more beautiful because they were never designed to be beautiful. They had a simplicity of line that came from their direct application of purpose." —Margaret Bourke-White, 1963 Few photographers, to my knowledge, captured the imposing majesty of 20th century industrialism with as much deftness and clarity as American journalist,… Continue reading Silent Symphony Of Soaring Steel: The Photography Of Margaret Bourke-White

Verse & Prose Archive Updated For The Month of November

Our archive has been fully updated for the month of November (featuring new verse and prose). The archive will be similarly updated towards the end of December or directly thereafter (in early January). Additionally, we will be accepting verse, prose and music submissions throughout the month of December. If interested in submitting your work, see… Continue reading Verse & Prose Archive Updated For The Month of November