28. March 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Other People's Words

  • For example, the music John Williams wrote for E.T. is like a symphony. It’s complex and it’s not that easy to play. (Ahhh. So that’s what makes a symphony!)

    and from the same article:

  • Classical music used to be written to accompany plays on the stage or as background music for another activity, but we became purists and forgot that the music in the past was meant to accompany something else. Film is the modern theater. (Well sure, classical music was sometimes used for those purposes … but is the speaker implying it always was?)
  • I lost my bocal today. Without my bocal, I cannot play my English horn. When I cannot play my English horn, I am NOTHING!!!
  • There was the day when I stayed after to help Kitty with her English Horn thingy. (… um … thingy?!
  • Why do they always have the synthesizer and oboe? Why is oboe the only real instrument used? Sometimes they have strings, but in the except that we saw on friday, I only heard synth strings and oboe. It’s true that oboe has a cheesy sound to it, but that’s only when it’s used for stuff like this. In orchestral music, it adds a nice and unique colour. ……..ok, that was the music comment from the music major.
  • I was inspired by the movie Amadeus. I realized that I liked to rock out to classical music and that I needed to show that. and Classical music is really the same thing today as just centuries earlier. (Read more here.)
  • All of the wind solos were well played with each taking their turn and stepping aside for the next. The oboe and English horn duet was especially well done, as was the viola and cello solos. (Shame on the paper for not catching that error.)
  • Is there a national or international “Oboe (player) Day”? Or just a “Double Reeds Day”? (Well there should be. And no oboists should work on that day.)
  • So, I’m asking a strange thing from all of you. Bother me to practice my oboe. Make me do it. Ask me how it’s going, etc. I need to do this for my sanity. And it’ll be fun. Sort of. (I understand. I really do.)

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