Music Poem #27: Bach Plus
Madison String Synfonia rehearsed
every Saturday afternoon: my sisters
and I were privileged to play in it.
Our vastly talented conductor was
an inspiration to us all. The music, the
discipline, plus the fun of playing under
"Teacher" shaped our lives. A story: Once
we gave a concert in a famous Madison
church. At our dress rehearsal the organist
of that church found his organ in exact tune
with our orchestra. Miss Endres invited him
to join us on our finale – to thunder in
at the very end of Bach's "Great Fugue."
That finale was spectacular; audience
cheered, crowded up to praise our leader.
An elderly woman exclaimed to her (she
told us later) "That magnificent fugue! At
the end it sounded JUST LIKE AN ORGAN!"
2021 Jacqueline Jackson