17. February 2017 · Comments Off on Ravel! · Categories: Listen, Oboe

Maurice Ravel – Tombeau de Couperin (Prélude for oboe and piano)

(I wish I could remember how I found this video … surely it was someone on Facebook? Maybe Robin Tropper? I’m just not sure. But whoever it was … this is a gem!)

From the YouTube page:
Christian Schmitt – Alessandra Gentile
Contact: [email protected]
Special Thanks:
http://www.auditoriumperugia.it/audit…
http://www.pitchaudio.it/
Ass. Cult. blugen
http://www.pianoforti.org/

17. February 2017 · Comments Off on And One More … · Categories: Children Making Music, Choral, Listen, Videos

Caroline Shaw’s “So Quietly” (I’m unable to locate the text, so perhaps it’s Shaw’s own?)

Again, by the very talented Brooklyn Youth Chorus. I don’t see a conductor listed, but I’m thinking this might be Dianne Berkun Menaker, just from glancing at their site.

17. February 2017 · Comments Off on Because I like it · Categories: Children Making Music, Choral, Listen, Videos

This is the very talented and adventurous Brooklyn Youth Chorus singing Nico Myhly’s “Advice to a Young Woman”. I have yet to find the full text available, but I know it’s from The lady’s new-years gift, or, Advice to a daughter by George Saville, Marquie of Halifax (1633-1695).

Below I include any of the text I located via his writing that I can hear or see on the video. I copied it completely, although Muhly may have deleted a few words here and there.

…it must engage you to have a perpetual watch upon your eyes, and to remember that one careless glance giveth more advantage than a hundred words not enough considered; the language of the eyes being very much the most significant, and the most observed.

It is better for a woman never to dance becasue she hat no skill in it, than to do it often, because she doth it well.