When I was a kid I loved organ music, especially Bach, especially when I leaned that he frequently wrote “AMDG” (“Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam”—”to the greater glory of God”), at the end of his compositions. When I was in prep school I somehow managed to get forcibly auditioned for the glee club and chapel choir, and got semi-forcibly drafted (the payoff, the bribe, was that we got to go to girls’ schools at least once a month). I couldn’t wait to sing in the choir every morning— it was my own private offering.
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