Friday, November 22, 2013

A Little Night Music

Today is a convergence of history.  In addition to the death of John F. Kennedy on this date fifty years ago, writers C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley also passed away.  For those who believe, it must have been an interesting day at the Pearly Gates.

Also, one hundred years ago today, Benjamin Britten was born.  When he died in 1976, composer Arvo Pärt wrote a piece in memory of Britten.  It seems fitting for tonight.