I posted two posts the same day yesterday by accident. That gives me the day off.
And that leaves time for some of the greatest music of all time —
Bach composed for a limited ensemble of instruments. The piano had not yet been invented. Many orchestral instruments were in a relatively primitive, limited form. And Stokowski brought his orchestrational genius to Bach. So much better than a harpsichord or organ.
For those who wonder why there is pressure now for instrumental music in the Churches of Christ, it’s not the Emerging Church, moral relativism, or a desire to be like “the denominations.” It’s the fact that organs have been replaced with better instruments.
(And, yes, my musical taste was heavily influenced by Disney’s Fantasia as a child.)