My Favourite Bars – Bach #2

This week, my favourite bar is bar 51 of the opening movement of the Magnificat….(the Magnificat).


Bach is FULL of patterns!  Stripes, chevrons, wavy lines…. all over!  But in bar 51 of the opening movement, there is a wonderful, rare moment, when the interweaving of many strands comes together, and everyone (all 5 parts!) is doing the same thing, at the same time, in a lovely, unambiguous A major chord. Aaaaaah…   Perhaps it looks like this:


Blaze #1   1962 – Bridget Riley

I have a (Magnifi)cat called Rhubarb, whom I love a lot, and his escapades are becoming more and more daring as time goes by.  Recently I came home to find him on the roof!   After spending a long time trying to work out how he could have got there, I realised the answer was simple…..he just decided!… That was where he wanted to go… so he jumped! No fear.



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