Though dead for centuries and centuries,
you never cease to fascinate and please.
Collective grievances and heartfelt joy
of choirs in their polyphonic play;
Cantatas, mystic in their piousness,
yet human in their rich emotiveness;
Concerti, full of outward brilliance,
and meditative pensiveness within;
The worldliest of dances, slow and fast,
hypnotic rhythms merged with style and class;
A contrapuntal grace and mastery
in heavenly and haunting fugal themes.
Why does your music captivate me so?
I love it all, the little that I know.