I enjoyed this … maybe some of you will as well.

From the YouTube page:
Padayon is a song of encouragement for one to continue or to proceed even – or, especially – when life becomes difficult. The text is meant to be a kind of gentle persuasion for one to take control of one’s circumstance. The word “Padayon”, from the Visayan language that means “to continue”, simply captures the idea behind this work. All the hardships that we have encountered must – instead of serving as hindrances – compel us to carry on and continue.

I was quite moved by this: these doctors, working on the front lines of this pandemic, making music … and sending us messages along the way. I hope you enjoy it as well. They KNOW. They’ve SEEN. They continue to work hard and fight this awful virus. They risk their lives to save others. I am grateful.

I must thank oboist Andrea Plesnarski for bringing this to my attention!

I just finished watching “The Making of THREE DECEMBERS” and I must say even that is mighty impressive, so I’m pretty darn sure the video of the opera itself will be great.

You can purchase your ticket here.

And happy day to everyone else! Every day is a day to give thanks.

The Promise of Living by Aaron Copland
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Virtual Choir with Ryan Jackson and Patrick Kreeger, Piano

Greg Gilpin: For the Beauty of the Earth.
Virtual Choir including Grand Cities Children’s Choir and more; Greg Gilpin, Conductor

J. S. Bach: Jesus bleibet meine Freude
CONSORT SW1; Richard McVeigh, Director and Organist

Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir

Mendelssohn: Warum toben die Heiden
Bragi Alumni Choir; Rein de Vries, Director

These are getting harder and harder to find … not sure how long I can keep the virtual choir posts going! This is quite short, but I love Bach, so here you go:

Bach: Ich will hier bei dir stehen
Voci Vocal Ensemble; Rineke, Director

08. October 2020 · Comments Off on BBC Oboes & English horns · Categories: BachTrac™, Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes, English horn, Oboe

Beautiful!

(Can you hear the variety of tone? Oboists don’t all sound the same!)