“My Heart Yearns”

A Danish psalm is called something like the title of this blog post. In 1914 the father of Rued Langgaard died when Rued was 20 years old. The young man was a gifted musician and played variations over that psalm (“Mig Hjertelig Længes” in Danish) at the father’s funeral at Frederiksberg Church close to Copenhagen. The psalm is also used by J.S.Bach in his Matthew Passion, […]

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A Sign in the Sky

Driving in my hometown, I suddenly saw an impressive sight in the blue sky. Two jet planes were about to cross each others’ condensation trails in the air. They were so far away that I could only see the long columns of smoke. I think that’s a rare sight here in Denmark, but I was glad because I immediately thought of the Air […]

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