Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Domenico Scarlatti - Te Deum

Domenico Scarlatti
     In the teaching world we have a saying: "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree".  In other words,  when we meet the parents, we often understand why our students are the way they are (my lovely bride often quotes this back to me when one of our children does something particularly egregious - I'm not quite sure what she's getting at). 
     Today I mean it in a good way: last week we heard Alessandro Scarlatti's magnificent Exsultante Deo, today an equally inspiring Te Deum from his son, Domenico Scarlatti.  This apple didn't far fall at all.