21. February 2012 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Up all night coughing barely being able to breathe… Not going to school tomorrow. Will go to oboe lesson after school.

(Argh. Stay home from your lesson too … no need to get your oboe teacher ill!)

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon septimi toni

Info provided at YouTube:

The Green Mountain Project (music director Scott Metcalfe and artistic director Jolle Greenleaf) presented “A Grand Festive Vespers in Venice, c. 1640, for the Feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary” with music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1555-1612) and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-c. 1676), at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste in New York City, January, 2012.

The instrumental selection above featured as the Prelude to the concert.

Featured performers: Scott Metcalfe and Julie Andrijeski (violin), Kiri Tollaksen and Alexandra Opsahl (cornetto), Greg Ingles, Erik Schmalz, Liza Malamut, and Mack Ramsey (sackbut), Emily Walhout (bass violin), Hank Heijink and Daniel Swenberg (theorbo), Avi Stein (organ).

Audio Recording: Marc Aubort. Cameras: Dan Fridman, Scott Greenleaf and John Stone. Video Editing: John Stone.

21. February 2012 · Comments Off on ACappellaTuesday™ · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

Arr. Qu Xixian: Waiting For You Until Dawn
Peiyang Chorus

Read online:

I need a full report on the history of the english horn?

Could i get a full report on the history of the english horn, i need it for music class, 7th grade…. THANKS FOR ANY HELP!!!

Read here.

As you might guess, I absolutely love browsing the web. I love that there is so much information available. I love the things I discover, the new (sometimes very old) music I learn about and hear, and the people I meet. But it also makes me a bit sad. This student above wants someone else to do the research. Earlier I read a page where a college freshman is asking for money because, “You all know how expensive being a musician is and I need to repair my oboe and I want to buy a new oboe and maybe even an English horn.”

Um … sometimes we actually do have to work for what we want. (Man, I’m sounding like a grumpy old lady!)

That being said, please send $10 to my post office box, okay? Because I need more chocolate. If every reader sent me just $10 I might have a year’s supply and be able to afford some cane, too.

Kidding … kidding ….

21. February 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Neighbors kids oboe practice is justifiable homicide, right?