Just charming! And goodnight!

Tars Lootens: Lullaby for Sanna
Bram Nolf, oboe and Jan Huylebroeck, piano

An interesting video … and an interesting project, too.

You can help fund the project here if you are interested.

Vivaldi Oboe Concerto RV447
Baroque oboe: Shai Kribus
Barrocade Ensemble

But wait … Mr. Kribus plays recorder too … and what fun this all is!

Anton Bruckner: Vexilla Regis
University of the New Hampshire Chamber Singers; William Kempster, Conductor

Frederick Bayani Mabalot: In Paradisum
SOPRANO: Jonica Beatie, Wendy Donaghy, Anna Eifert, Rebecca Fitzgerald, Clara Johnson, Amanda Kohler, Lizzy Schoen, Lauren Zinke ALTO: Krista Cassidy, Sarah Edmonds, Emma Eliason, Allyson Ryan, Kim Stanish, Taylor VanDuser TENOR: Jacob Bernado, William Ekstrom, Theo Floor, Eoghan Gormley, Kyle Guggisberg BASS: Mark Anderson, Samuel Brown, Robert Frederiksen, Louis St. Hilaire, Duncan Ogg

English Translation:
May the angels lead you into paradise;
May the martyrs receive you at your arrival
and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem.
May choirs of angels receive you
and with Lazarus, once a poor man,
may you have eternal rest.

At the end of this month I’ll be back on stage, playing in the orchestra as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets plays on a big screen behind us. Do you have your tickets yet? NO?! Well go here to get them.

From the YouTube page:
Anonimo – Canzona a 5 – THE ITALIAN CONSORT
Maurizio Barigione
Giuseppe Davì
Giovanni Battista Graziadio
Alessandro Nasello
Vincenzo Onida
Matteo Rabolini
Giangiacomo Pinardi
E-mail: [email protected]

06. March 2017 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

I finally went to see the eye doctor today. My eyes have been bugging me for a while, and in order to focus I have to work rather hard, it seems. Much of the time I’ve just been giving up and not bothering to focus at all. (No, not while driving or playing music … promise!) In addition, I’ve not really been able to see the conductor using my music/computer glasses and just accepted that as the new normal. I finally decided there really has to be a better solution.

Hm. The new solution means I have THREE pair of glasses. The first pair, and the one I was willing to spend more money on because of that, is my every day progressive set. The second will work, I’m hoping, for the conductor and music issue. The third are computer glasses. I can use those while teaching, but they don’t work when a conductor is up front.

The fun thing (sort of) is getting new frames (as long as I like them). I think I have some fun ones this time.

The BETTER thing is that I have 30 days to decide if I don’t like any of the frames and can switch them out for free, and I have a whopping 90 days to make sure the prescriptions are working okay.

The bad but “it is what it is” thing is the cost. But when vision is a major issue for one’s professions (if I dare include my photography together with my music and make that plural) the cost is just something one has to accept.

Stay tuned for updates when I get the glasses in and start trying them out. Sadly I have to wait around two weeks, but I’m sure the time will fly by. It seems to do that these days.

I’ve just been reading about this song, “Lift Every Voice”. So, readers, had you heard of this song before?

From the YouTube page:
Enjoy Committed’s version of the “Black National Anthem” as they commemorate Black History month. Follow, like, share and subscribe.

Special thanks to the students of Oakwood University’s Department of Communication.

Mahalia Latortue
Nkenge Jones
Symone Coles
Brandon Pridgett
Ashley Berry

Video recorded live at Oakwood University!

If you know the Ferling #35, well … I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! Fantastic!

The Ferling REMIXES – No. 35

Oboe: Phil Popham