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To Your Health!

Posted at 4:56 PM on December 9, 2010 by Steve Staruch
Filed under: Fun finds

I have to admit that one of my favorite sounds this season is the opening timpani "roll" at the beginning of the Bach Christmas Oratorio, especially as I read recently from a treatise on how to play the instrument published in Bach's day that a new timpani head should be rubbed with raw garlic and doused with brandy!

I'll raise my glass to YOUR health when you describe some of your favorite sounds this season. Viva Bach!