Another new book now available under “Other Books by Robert B. Waltz” on the “More” menu. This will probably be the last for a while. The new free download, Trouthe Is the Highest Thing, examines the virtue of trouthe as revealed in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer — and argued that it was a real emotion, experienced by people Chaucer knew (perhaps autistics), or even by Chaucer himself. It also argues for its revival. Note: Revised Version released as of January 27, 2014.
Another new book now available under “Other Books by Robert B. Waltz” on the “More” menu. The new free download, Alice’s Evidence, replaces the earlier Looking Autism in the Face. The new book is a more orderly examination of Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and his friendship with Alice Liddell, as well as the autism of J. R. R. Tolkien, Stephen Foster, Isaac Newton, James A. Garfield, and Marie Curie. It is intended as a discussion of the curious phenomenon of autistic friendships. Nothing to do with music, but a lot to do with me….
A list of corrections to the printed songbook is now available on the “More” menu. We will keep this up to date if we notice other errors.
New song: “Ah! Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser!” (“Oh, If My Monk Would Dance With Me.”)
Completely irrelevant to the Heritage Songbook, but I’ve posted one more new book, this one about autism — and about Lewis Carroll, which is probably more interesting. Look on the “More” menu for “Other books….” It also contains sections on J. R. R. Tolkien, Isaac Newton, and Stephen Foster, all of whom showed significant autistic traits. But the single largest focus is on Lewis Carroll/Charles Dodgson, and how his autism helps explain the curious nature of his relationship with Alice Liddell.
To make it easier to find songs in languages other than English (or, for that matter, songs in English), we’ve put a new “Foreign Language Songs” item on the Songs menu.
We’ve finally done it! Welcome to our completely redesigned Minnesota Heritage Songbook web site. You can still download the Heritage Songbook. You can also listen to all the recordings found on the project. There are many songs not included in the printed songbook. And you can now find about 90% of the text of the printed songbook online, mostly on the Songs menu. Also, you can find several other books by Robert Waltz; look on the More… menu or click here.