16. December 2011 · Comments Off on Sing Along with Oboe · Categories: Announcements, Read Online

… I don’t know who Mr. K is. If anyone goes, do fill me in! But really, how can anyone resist a sing along with oboe?! (Alas, the 9th has come and gone and I am performing on the 20th.)


Holiday Sing-Along

Do you like to sing? Do you like holiday music? If the answer is yes, you are invited to sing classic holiday tunes, accompanied by Mr. K on oboe and Auntie Dawn on ‘ukulele. Song sheets will be provided.

This fun event will be presented twice:

Friday, December 9 2011 at 3:30 PM at the Almaden Branch Library


Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 12:00 Noon at the Edenvale Branch Library

16. December 2011 · Comments Off on 90 Year Old Oboist · Categories: Read Online

Ninety-year-old Edwardsville resident Vivian Raffaelle’s fingers have been keying the oboe for 80 years — but they’re just as limber as ever.
“Most people say, ‘Why do you have to practice, you’ve played so long?'” Raffaelle said last week. “You have to keep it up or you lose it. You have to keep moving. I’ve never been one to sit still.”
Raffaelle proves that by playing the oboe in the municipal bands of three cities: Edwardsville, Troy and Granite City, practicing for and participating in dozens of concerts a year.
“I guess it just keeps me going and I enjoy it,” she said. “I never feel like I know enough. I’m always learning more so I just keep practicing and trying; you always feel like you can improve on something.”

Do read the whole thing!

Wanted: Any Oboe, preferably cheap/inexpensive – $1 (santa cruz)

I need an oboe that I can afford, and I’m on a tight budget. I’m not concerned about the brand, condition, or material it’s made out of, so long as it is affordable. I do not need reeds, but they are welcome.

Laughter not necessary, but welcome.

(Please oh please tell me this is for a prop!)

16. December 2011 · Comments Off on Arabian Dance · Categories: Nutcracker

Sonata da Chiesa Chamber Ensemble

16. December 2011 · Comments Off on Pianissimo, shaken, not stirred · Categories: Read Online

Research conducted at the University of Portsmouth has revealed that loud music makes people drink more alcohol and at a faster rate.

The study, undertaken by psychologist Dr Lorenzo Stafford, claims that alcoholic drinks taste sweeter when loud music is playing and that this also makes it hard for people to work out how much they are drinking.

I read it here.

16. December 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Yesterday I saw a lawyer about getting the letters so I can have access to some needed funds. The one I was supposed to see was ill, so I was “handed over” to another attorney–a very young woman and she had played oboe in high school! So she’s gotta be good.

16. December 2011 · Comments Off on BachTrac™ · Categories: BachTrac™

Christmas Oratorio
Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists

Part Three

I. Coro ‘Herrscher des Himmels, erhore das Lallen’
II. Evangelista ‘Und da die Engel’
III. Coro ‘Lasset uns nun gehen, gen Bethlehem’
IV. Recitativo ‘Er hat sein Volk getrost’
V. Choral ‘Dies hat er alles uns getan’
VI. Duetto ‘Herr, dein Mitleid’

VII. Evangelista ‘Und sie kamen eilend’
VIII. Aria ‘Schliesse, mein Herze’
IX. Recitativo ‘Ja, ja mein Herz soll es bewahren’
X. Choral ‘Ich will dich mit Fleiss bewahren’

XI. Evangelista ‘Und die Hirten kehrten wieder um’
XII. Choral ‘Seid froh dieweil’
XIII. Coro da capo ‘Herrscher des Himmels’

16. December 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Truth is… I want to learn how to play the oboe!:) someone teach me.

16. December 2011 · Comments Off on Advent: Day 20 · Categories: Advent

There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue
Flanders Recorder Quartet & Collegium Vocale Gent

In case you’ve missed earlier Advent posts:
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, Day 15, Day 16, Day 17, Day 18, Day 19