Du Fay: Rite Majorem
Blue Heron

Some goodnight music for you … because “so much majesty” …

Alone in the night
On a dark hill
With pines around me
Spicy and still,

And a heaven full of stars
Over my head,
White and topaz
And misty red;

Myriads with beating
Hearts of fire
That aeons
Cannot vex or tire;

Up the dome of heaven
Like a great hill,
I watch them marching
Stately and still,

And I know that I
Am honored to be
Of so much majesty.

—Sara Teasdale

Eriks Esenvalds: Stars (text adapted from the Sara Teasdale poem)
The Concordia Choir; D.Michael Smith, Guest Conductor

Sadly I can’t figure out how to embed this video. I’ll keep searching …


From the video page:
Sergey Malov, violonchelo da spalla
Instrumental Rarities

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012


It is possible that, when Johann Sebastian Bach composed his Suite No. 6 in D major BWV 1012, he had the violonchelo da spalla –an instrument that, in all probability, he was familiar with– in mind. The five strings of this rare instrument, presented for the first time in Spain in this concert, facilitate the performance of this complex work.

But wait … the Cimarosa on clarinet? Is that fair? I mean they get BRAHMS, for Pete’s sake! ;-)

Sinfini TV, March 2015

In case you aren’t familiar with him, Kerry Lewis is a composer in our area and he’s written some wonderful pieces for oboe and piano. Here are some samples with the fantastic Michael Adduci on oboe. Both works are available through Trevco.

Suite: 1. At Play 2. At Rest 3. Intermezzo 4. Rondo

Here’s the second movement in its complete form (but including a bit of noise, as it’s a live recording). It’s lovely and works quite well on its own!
At Rest from Oboe Suite

Elegy for Oboe

Trio d’Anches by Jutta Carstensen

Michel Hoffmann, Oboe
Philippe David, Bassoon
Christophe Dravers, Clarinet

14. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Listen, Videos, Watch

I’ve not visited their site for quite some time. Looks like pop folks come and sing with them. How cool is that?

I LOVE watching them feel the words. It just hits my heart in one huge wonderful way.

14. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Listen, Videos, Watch

Watch. Please. Trust me on this.

These kids are just great … and at 1:30?! Well, YESSSS!!!

06. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Listen

Sometimes it’s just nice to listen to something …

25. August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Listen, Videos

Duo No.IV by W.F. Bach

I always love finding videos that include people I know! Enjoy!

Oboe: Adrienne Malley
Flute: Tomiko Tsai