24. November 2011 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Georg Christoph Wagenseil · Categories: NewToMyEars™

Nope, I’d never heard of Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715-1777) before. I’m guessing trombonists have, though.

24. November 2011 · Comments Off on And More For Thanksgiving · Categories: Thanksgiving

We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing;
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be;
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

24. November 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

A new dilemma: Clarinet or Oboe? Need to learn an instrument a little more convenient than the pipe organ. Practice time is difficult to find.

24. November 2011 · Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving! · Categories: Thanksgiving

Let All Things Now Living

Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving
To God the creator triumphantly raise.
Who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us,
Who still guides us on to the end of our days.
God’s banners are o’er us, His light goes before us,
A pillar of fire shining forth in the night.
Till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished
As forward we travel from light into light.

His law he enforces, the stars in their courses
And sun in its orbit obediently shine;
The hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains,
The deeps of the ocean proclaim him divine.
We too should be voicing our love and rejoicing;
With glad adoration a Song let us raise
Till all things now living unite in thanksgiving:
“To God in the highest, Hosanna and praise!”

24. November 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Playing oboe at a tree-lighting ceremony at the mall tonight. It’s going to kill me if I still have this headache when we perform.