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Ron Di Salvio: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

Your Inspirational Song of the Week

October 22 - October 28, 2019

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God


Morning Has Broken

Performed by Ron Di Salvio
Music by Franz Liszt, JS Bach, and Martin Luther
Arranged by Ron Di Salvio

Listen to the Music!

This week’s selection, Ron Di Salvio’s A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, is a unique and fascinating amalgam of Liszt’s piano transcription of Bach’s “Prelude in C Major” and Martin Luther’s well-known hymn “Ein Feste Burg”, which translates as “A Mighty Fortress”. Ron’s precise yet heartfelt playing effortlessly combines fluttering counterpoint and grandiose, hymn-like chords into a beautiful and varied composition. This song is off Ron’s album Morning Has Broken, a collection of evocative arrangements that makes the implicit, explicit. Taking traditional hymn tunes and embedding them in selections from classical music, Mr. Di Salvio’s arrangements reflexively inform both the hymn and the classical composition, infusing them with a nuance that mutually informs each and then takes them both to new levels of expression. This piece is also available as digital sheet music, which may be found by clicking here.

About the Artist

At age fourteen Ron Di Salvio started composing and arranging for his first musical trio, a passion that has never ceased. His creative process continually reinvents itself. He brings to his compositions the culmination of his years as an improviser of jazz, a player of Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin and a listener of all genres of music.

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The Artist


The Album

The Song
"Much more than your average tribute album, this one takes the concepts of its icon and stretches them enough to make something new." —Adam Greenberg, All Music Guide

"That's the way you should do a tribute recording." —Jae Sinnett/WHRV

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3 thoughts on “Ron Di Salvio: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

  1. Dear Ronnie:

    Were you born in Brooklyn and lived on Terrace Place? If so, and you went to JHS 10,
    you might remember me, Carol Marsin. I have recently met Vinnie Vento, who also hung out at Georgia’s house, on Prospect Avenue. He and I were talking about all the good times we all had when times were simpler and friendships meant something. Hopefully, if you are that Ronnie, it is gratifying to learn you are into CHRISTian music. The world needs more people like you.


  2. I thought I sent the message. Please tell me if you did not receive the e mail I just posted.


    1. We have passed your note on to Ron.

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