21. April 2011 · Comments Off on Maundy Thursday · Categories: Holy Days

Palestrina: Lamentations (part 1)
Hilliard Ensemble
Incipit : Aleph : Beth (Maundy Thursday, Lesson 1)
Incipit lamentatio Ieremiae prophetae.
ALEPH Quomodo sedet sola civitas plena populo: Facta est quasi vidua domina Gentium: Princeps provinciarum facta est sub tributo.
BETH Plorans ploravit in nocte, et lacrimae eius in maxillis eius: Non est qui consoletur eam ex omnibus caris eius: Omnes amici eius spreverunt eam, et facti sunt ei inimici
Ierusalem, Ierusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum.

21. April 2011 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Max Reger’s Der Einsiedler · Categories: NewToMyEars™

I think I must have heard of Max Reger before, considering the fact that he’s in my library (although even that was a surprise to me!), but I’d never heard of this work before, and I am really enjoying it!

Max Reger (1873 – 1916):
“Der Einsiedler” op. 144a (1915)
lyrics (1835) by Joseph von Eichendorff (1788 – 1857)

Monteverdichor Würzburg
Matthias Beckert (cond.)

The hermit

Come, comfort of the world, quiet night!
How softly you descend from the hills,
The breezes all are sleeping,
One sailor still, travel-wearied,
Sings over the water his evening song
In praise of God in the harbour.

The years, like the clouds, go by
And leave me here in solitude,
Forgotten by the world,
Then wondrously you came to me,
As I sat here lost in thought
Beside the murmuring wood.

O comfort of the world, quiet night!
The day has tired me so,
The wide sea darkens now,
Let me rest from joy and pain,
Until the eternal dawn
Flashes through the silent wood.

Ah, Emily, you do come up with some good stuff!

You are capable of more. And on the way to that place, you are going to fail in more ways than you can imagine. Be proud of your strike outs, though. It means you’re in the game.

Do go read the whole thing. It’s worth it!

(& I had NO idea who was on that strike out leader list Wow!)

21. April 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD · Tags:

I need an oboe reed….for oboe class tomorrow….

21. April 2011 · Comments Off on Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou les Maillotins · Categories: Videos

I found this delightful!

(From what I heard elsewhere this work was originally, I believe, for harpsichord, and was to be played on two keyboards because the hands are in the same register.)

21. April 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I’ve heard that Frodo plays the oboe…appropriate considering his name :D

21. April 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

I try and try to convince people that we all have to be careful about what we blog, tweet, or put up at Facebook. Sure, Facebook is only shared with our “friends”, but define “friends”, please! Some of the people in my group of Facebook friends are people I’ve never met. I go ahead and accept them if they have enough other friends in common with me. Does that make them real friends? Heck no. Could it be that some people would “friend” (Yeah, it’s a verb now. Or at least I verbed it. Maybe you wouldn’t. But you probably wouldn’t verb verb either in that case, eh?) another merely to see if they could catch that person writing something that could get him or her in trouble? I would hope not, but it could happen. Could a friend become an enemy. You bet. Especially for middle school or high school kids! So whatever you write should be something you don’t mind sharing with the world. Including schools to which you might apply, bosses, enemies … and even parents!

Alecia Batson blogs about a few folks who’ve been caught writing something they should have left unwritten.

I probably blog because I love my own voice far too much. It’s self-indulgent. It’s completely unnecessary. But I really hope to refrain from blogging anything that is untrue or divulges information that is not supposed to be divulged. And I hope I don’t blog anything hurtful to others. Or horribly foolish.

Okay, never mind that last one. Too late.