Sunday, May 2, 2010

It rained last night and I woke to cool, crisp, clean skies.  An early morning walk on my little street toward the delicious smell of fresh baked goods took me past the I'lle Saint Louis church.  Its unassuming façade is grey and worn; the entrance, a large heavy wooden door with carved angels.  It beckoned me to enter. I pushed open the door and was greeted by a magnificent white marble and gold interior; a concert of Bach fugues was being played on the grand organ.  The music filled every space, every heart.  I sat there for the hour of music, transported back to the late 1600's when this church was built, when Bach composed this grand music. A Sunday morning to remember.
The musician was Benjamin Alard, a quite well-known organist.  Click here for a concert of his music.  Close your eyes and be transported.


  1. Lovely. Though the acoustics in my studio, on my lapmac, sure lack the luster of those shiny pipes.
    Wish I were there!

  2. I plugged my laptop into my shop stereo. WoW! That is a wonderful organ. And a wonderful piece of music.