31. August 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Vladimir Martynov: Zápo?edi Blazhénstv:
UNT A Cappella Choir; Jerry McCoy, Conductor

Soloists: Anna Christofaro, Nereida García, Rebecca Hansen, Kara Kasberg,
Erin Matthews, Hilary Millican, Michelle Perez, Rachael Winters

Translations:
The Beatitudes
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,
for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted
for righteousness’ sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when men shall revile you
and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil against you
falsely for My sake.
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad,
for great is your reward in Heaven.
–Matthew 5:3-10

31. August 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Dietrich Buxtehude: Jesu meines Lebens Leben
TENET and Spiritus Collective

30. August 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Just saw a girl wearing a shirt saying “in case of emergency, save my oboe first”

29. August 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

“What is an oboe?”
“I do not have the energy for this right now”
It’s hard being the only musician in my family.

28. August 2014 · Comments Off on Oboe, Flute & Piano Trio · Categories: Concert Announcements

Quite a number of years ago (2003, to be precise) I posted about an upcoming (at the time of course!) trio performance including flute, oboe and piano. I just received an email from the same group, announcing the concert below. Perhaps some of you can attend! (Unfortunately I have a conflict.)

“music you’ve probably never heard”

Tuesday, September 16th, 4:00 PM
Hanson Hall, The Sequoias, 501 Portola Road, Portola Valley

Nancy Powell, oboe
Dave Ross, flute
Fred Cummins, piano

GF Handel Triosonate (a very early triosonate for 2 vl & bc)
‘maya’ by flutist Ian Clarke
Gary Shocker’s Three Dances for Two Flutes
Gustav Holst’s A Fugal Concerto
Plus: excerpts from F. Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata

28. August 2014 · 2 comments · Categories: TQOD

Excited to go and see WSS today but I will cry when I hear the oboe solo played on keyboard

I don’t know what “WSS” is, but I know I’d go crazy hearing a keyboard attempt to be an oboe!

27. August 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

My hall is now full of music, and you can play the guitar, uke, flute, oboe or clarinet in the bathroom, should you wish 😀

26. August 2014 · Comments Off on Musical Grapes? · Categories: Videos

Hmm. I’m not so sure about this …

26. August 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Oboe is like edamame. You don’t like it as a kid but when you grow up someone very sophisticated turns you on to it.

25. August 2014 · Comments Off on Asked Online · Categories: Read Online

Which instrument sounds like a oboe?

… and the answer is:

oboe sounds like the oboe, the clarinet sounds somewhat like it, but its not the same.

But wait, there’s more! (Typos and all, because I’m just too darn lazy ….)

play the oboe and to me it sounds like a snake charmer’s insturment. but to others it sounds like a dying bird.
It depends on the make and brand of the oboe. It can also depend on the reed you use and the wood it is made out of. However, it generally sounds like ,some people say, a duck, but it can also be sweet or mysterious. It is the instrument that tunes the whole band.
The oboe can be mellow in some music pieces such as romantic music
hm… very hard todescribe In Peter and the Wolf (by Sergei Prokofiev) The oboe represents a duck. The oboe is also used for many sad or romantic songs, like in the song across the stars for Star Wars Episode two: Attack of the Clonesby the composer John Williams.