31. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Sally K. Albrecht: Sing For Joy, Alleluia!
National Taiwan University Chorus

31. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
Choir of King’s College

30. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

Playing oboe after over 2 months of neglecting my musical skills. Turns out, not so skillful anymore. I feel like I just got owned by my oboe.

30. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

You’re disturbing my oboe practice

29. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

random thought… I think I want to learn to play the cello or the oboe… but for now let’s just get done with school… and then rosetta stone espanol

29. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

My sis auditioned for saxophone but now I here sounds of the oboe in the house???

28. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

Oboe hipster

28. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

No amount of coffee can protect my ears from oboe and violin…

27. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Emailed To Me

I received this in my email inbox today. Rather than spending time posting it in any other form, I’m just cutting and pasting:

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The following is our recommended description:
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27. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

Just saw the most complex Oboe performance of my life. They breath in through nose while playing and I still don’t know how that’s possible!!!!!