- Johann Sebastian Bach- He's by far the most popular composer among cellular phone users. Once I worshipped him, but not for this reason.
I stopped worshipping when I read in a lame vampire novel that he composed BWV 565 (the famous Toccato and Fugue) not to
glorify the Lord, but to clean pigeon-infested organ pipes. This blasphemous idea, even though it originated from a
not-very-reliable source, was sufficient to corrupt my faith in Bach, and I felt cheated as all my previous religious
readings of this particular piece were blown out of my mind like pigeon nests out of blasting organ pipes. I had
always fantasised that it was about the book of Genesis, 'now we can hear the waters parting, and this part signifies a
firmament appearing...' and so on, ad nauseum.
Some of my favourites are two organ works BWV 565 and BWV 537, BWV 243 (Magnificat), a C-Moll Toccato for
harpsicord whose BWV number I cannot remember or find now, BWV 72 (Alles Nur Nach Gottes Willen- cantata), BWV 1013 (sonata
for solo flute), BWV 1034 (sonata for flute and continuo), BWV 1008 (the second cello suite).
- Other Composers-
I also like Vivaldi, and Haendel. I find their music really refreshing, fit for a court free of worry, yet not
sickeningly happy and full of joy.