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Middle Schoolers, Bach, Josh and Sam W.

Lee68's picture
on May 25, 2005 - 6:51am

I taught my last music class of this year at a Christian Middle School yesterday. I was finishing a discussion of J.S. Bach. I played several things then finished with Josh's version of Jesu. They loved it! I was happy. They can be very dismissive of new things. They need to be "cool". We had discussed how poor Bach had been and that very few of his works had been published during his lifetime. I think he would be so surprised that new interpretations of his music are being heard by so many people this long after his death.
I am packing today to go to CT with my husband for a couple days without the children. (What?!) We are going to see Sam Waterston in Travesties. He is one of my favorite actors. I love Law and Order, but I think I like him best on stage. We have seen him in two other plays. It's amazing how you can just let go of Jack McCoy and believe he's someone else.

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