23. December 2013 · Comments Off on Me, Crazy? Naw! · Categories: Yahoo! Answers

Question:
Transitioning to oboe?
I’ve played flute and piccolo for 4 years, and i really want to learn a new instrument, and i was thinking oboe…. will that be a nice transition and are reeds harder to play?

Answer:
I can’t remember whether its the oboe or the bassoon that supposedly drives its players insane.

23. December 2013 · Comments Off on Noon Carol · Categories: Christmas, Noon Carol

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Indiana Tabernacle Presbyterian Choir and Congregation

23. December 2013 · Comments Off on San Francisco Contemporary Music Players · Categories: Announcements

Sent to me the other day …

CY Call for Submissions Flier

23. December 2013 · Comments Off on Wagner & Migraines · Categories: Read Online

In a letter Wagner penned to fellow composer Franz Liszt in 1857, while Wagner was working on the opera Siegfried, he wrote, “…for ten days, after I had finished the sketch for the first act of Siegfried, I was literally not able to write a single bar without being driven away from my work by most tremulous headaches…this is a life fit for a dog.”

Now, researchers at the Kiel Headache and Pain Centre in Kiel, Germany, have analyzed Siegfried to see how Wagner’s debilitating headaches shaped his famous opera, which is still performed around the world today.

“When you have a migraine, you really can’t do anything else, and people are totally dysfunctional. Besides being light and sound sensitive, they also get worse with movement,” said Dr. Mark Green, a professor of neurology, anesthesiology, and rehabilitation medicine and? Director of Headache and Pain Medicine at the? Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. “There are also a lot of cognitive problems with migraine—they become very tired and can’t think clearly.”

RTWT

23. December 2013 · Comments Off on Nutcracker: Bell & Straight No Chaser · Categories: Nutcracker

Okay, you’d think I’d have had enough, but this was fun!

… and today I play my final two Nuts!

23. December 2013 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Twenty-Three · Categories: Advent

Bruckner: Virga Jesse
Coro Musicanova

The rod of Jesse hath blossomed:
a Virgin hath brought forth God and man:
God hath restored peace,
reconciling in Himself the lowest with the highest.
Alleluia.