Simple Beauty for November 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for November, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. This month, we will study Vermeer, Chopin, the Brownings, Squirrels, and “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.”

O, For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy and a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. This month, we are learning … Continue reading O, For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

Frederic Chopin

Composer Study is simple. Pick a composer to listen to over a period of time. Every once in a  while, play a composition by him or her. Listen to it. Think and talk about it. This month, we are listening to compositions by Chopin. Biography:    Frederic Chopin (1809-1849) was born in Poland. His father … Continue reading Frederic Chopin

Ludwig van Beethoven

Composer Study is simple. Pick a composer to listen to over a period of time. Every once in a  while, play a composition by him or her. Listen to it. Think and talk about it. This month, we are listening to compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven. Pieces by Composer:  I’m particularly excited about this performance … Continue reading Ludwig van Beethoven

Praise to the Lord the Almighty

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy and a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. Some of this year’s selections … Continue reading Praise to the Lord the Almighty

Simple Beauty for October 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for October, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. We will study European artists and composers, English poets, a classic hymn, and some fascinating jumping creatures.

Simple Beauty for September 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for September, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. We will study European artists and composers, English poets, a classic hymn, and some fascinating jumping creatures.

A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy and a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. Some of this year’s selections … Continue reading A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Franz Joseph Haydn

Composer Study is simple. Pick a composer to listen to over a period of time. Every once in a  while, play a composition by him or her. Listen to it. Think and talk about it. This month, we are listening to compositions by Joseph Haydn.  Biography:   Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer of … Continue reading Franz Joseph Haydn