This weird fact may change your view of classical music

I enjoy a little etymology every once in a while. What’s the origin of this word? Why do we use it as we do? Why is it spelled that way. I know. It’s a quirk.

This weekend, I discovered something new about composing classical music–or at least songs in Olde England.

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