UPDATE: "LDS Composers" has changed to "Mormon Artists Group". THAT link works.
WARNING: Shameless commercialism ahead. But it’s GOOD.
Every once in a while, you run into a book by an “unknown” author, that’s TONS better than any of the “classic literature” you had to read in school. Very rarely, a truly excellent book may have something to do with music. In fifty years as a writer, editor, and English teacher, I can’t think of a single example of a really dynamite book about a composer, written by another composer. PACO, by Nathan Thatcher, is just such a book. I have no connection with it (wish I did!), and am not selling it, but it’s available from the LDS Composers website, listed in the Links section of this blog. It’s a bio of Paco Estivez, a Spanish convert, who is well-known as a composer in Europe. Reads like a REALLY GOOD novel. I’m hooked.