25. March 2012 · Comments Off on Sunday Hymn Sing! · Categories: Sunday Hymn Sing

Heilig, Heilig, Heilig

25. March 2012 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Robert Ramsey: O Sapientia

25. March 2012 · Comments Off on Sunday @ Noon · Categories: Sunday @ Noon Music

You Are My All In All
Fei Ho, guitar

25. March 2012 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Heinrich Schütz: Psalmen Davids n. 150 “Alleluja! Lobet den Herrn”
La Chapelle Rhenane: Benoit Haller conductor

Alleluja! Lobet den Herren in seinem Heiligtum, lobet ihn in der Feste seiner Macht.
Lobet ihn in seinen Taten, lobet ihn in seiner großen Herrlichkeit.
Lobet ihn mit Posaunen, lobet ihn mit Psaltern und Harfen.
Lobet ihn mit Pauken und Reigen, lobet ihn mit Saiten und Pfeifen.
Lobet ihn mit hellen Cymbalen, lobet ihn mit wohl klingenden Cymbalen.
Alles was Athem hat, lobe den Herrn. Alleluja!

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord

24. March 2012 · 4 comments · Categories: Oboe

… as you’ve never heard it before. (I have had a number of students who have disliked the Schumann Romances. Perhaps they’d like THIS version?!)


Oboists: Jose Antonio Masmano and Eduardo Martínez

24. March 2012 · 2 comments · Categories: FBQD

I’m going to play th oboe now 😀 I hope its easy

24. March 2012 · 2 comments · Categories: TQOD

My mom is makin’ me choose between gettin’ a piccolo or an oboe. UGH. Its to hard.

Now THIS one … easy choice, don’t you think?

24. March 2012 · Comments Off on Saturday Morning Cartoon · Categories: Saturday Morning Cartoon

Merrie Melodies: Hobo Gadget Band

(For some reason I doubt a hobo’s life was really so happy. Hmm.)

23. March 2012 · Comments Off on ArtSPARK! · Categories: Symphony

We finished up with the Kiddie Concerts today, part of the ArtSPARK program. What a joy it is to see and hear these kids. It’s well worth the early morning start time. Really. You can see some photos if you go to the Mercury News page here.

Our program was entitled “It’s About Time” and we played music in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/8 and 7/4. The final work, Dave Brubeck’s “Unsquare Dance” has us and the kids doing a part of stomping and clapping or snapping that goes like this: stomp-clap-stomp-clap-stomp-clap-clap. (Or, when snapping, we do that in place of the clapping.) I went outside between the two shows one day and the kids who had just attended the first show were filing by to go off to the San Jose Taiko performance at the CPA. Two girls were doing the pattern “stomp-clap-stomp-clap-stomp-clap-clap” over and over as they walked. It was so much fun to see that!

Our conductor, Peter Jaffe, knows how to handle these concerts in just the right way … enough humor (for both the kids and us), enough enthusiasm, and loads of fun. I’m already looking forward to next year!

And in case you were wondering — YES I walked. I walked to the performances Tuesday through Friday, and walked home Tuesday through Thursday. I couldn’t walk home today since I needed to lug everything back home. Thankfully a friend drove me back home so I could still walk to work. I wish I could walk to work all the time. It really was fantastic to be able to do that!

I wasn’t sure I could post photos of the kids here where you can clearly see their faces. Several people have implied that might be an issue. So for now those will stay unseen. (If I hear otherwise I’ll put a few up.) This is why you are seeing a few of my “photo experiments” from the past few days.

23. March 2012 · Comments Off on Some Might Reject Classical Music · Categories: Read Online

But maybe the mice know better …? 😉

Mice getting mismatched heart transplants and that were exposed to classical music had much slower rejection rates than did mice exposed to other music and sounds. Sophie Bushwick reports.