Teachers beware … they continue to send this stuff!

How are you doing today? My name is James Bright. I want a private
lessons for my daughter, Sharon. Sharon is a 13 years old. She was
formally home-schooled and ready to learn. Kindly write me back with
the following information: Area of specialization, Fees,
location/meeting point and make-up lessons. Also, get back to me with
your policy and any necessary information you think that might help.
The lessons can start by first week of August, 2018. Looking forward
reading from you.

My best regards
Mr James Bright

Henry Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord Always
Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner, Director

Byrd: Ne Irascaris Domine
Siglo de Oro

Schubert: Nacht und Träume
Seil Kim, Tenor; Sinfonia Rotterdam; Conrad van Alphen, Conductor

Chrystus Pan w niebo wstepuje

I guess I’m just enjoying music today … go figure.

Dan Forrest: Non Nobis, Domine
World Choral Fest in Salzburg Cathedral (I’ve been there!)

Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us; but to your name be the glory. Psalm 115:1

Print music for Non Nobis Domine will be available in August 2018, published by The Music of Dan Forrest (distributed by Beckenhorst Press). The work can be performed a cappella, with organ, with chamber ensemble, with small orchestra, or with full orchestra. (This video is the full orchestra version). The work was written to be performed as a concert closer after any of Dan’s major works; but it can also be sung in a variety of concert programming situations.

Information about World Choral Fest: www.worldchoralfestival.com

Information about Dan Forrest: www.danforrest.com

Something different … Swingle Singers singing the sacred work If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis, arranged in a different way and with live loops. This is, to me, gorgeous. And I need these words today.

Waclaw z Szamotul: Alleluja chwalcie Pana wszystkie narody

Boston Symphony Orchestra’s top flute player is suing the group for paying her $70,000 less than her male woodwind counterpart, raising what looks like the first lawsuit filed under the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law that took effect July 1.

I’m grateful that I don’t even think about what others make in our orchestras any longer. If someone is getting paid overscale I’m unaware of it and I prefer to remain ignorant.


Elizabeth Rowe, who joined the BSO in 2004 after winning a blind audition for the role of principal flute, says in the lawsuit she’s asked for years to be paid the same as the principal oboe — the best comparison to her unique position — but the orchestra kept her pay well below that of her peer.

Rowe, an accomplished musician who also teaches at the New England Conservatory, says she spent the past six months documenting for orchestra officials the pay disparity and putting them on notice that the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law requires them to pay her the same as the oboist — who made $280,484 in 2016. But the orchestra took no action, according to the lawsuit.


God Be With You, arr. Larry Mayfield
Parkview Mennonite Church; Wendell Nisly, Conductor