21. December 2011 · Comments Off on Impressive! · Categories: Oboe

I have seen this young oboist on YouTube before, but just ran across this video of him playing the Goosens concerto. Bravo, McKenzie Allen!

(How is it that British music is so obviously British? I confess to not being familiar with this work at all — I know, I know, I’m really lame sometimes — and yet before seeing the composer’s name I knew it was a British composer.)

… and what is it about composers and their crazy lives?

21. December 2011 · Comments Off on Chanticleer Sings · Categories: Christmas

Somebody Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus

I was looking at the German translation for “Angels We Have Heard on High” and these are not the words to that. Same tune, same chorus … different words?

Sopran Carolina Ullrich
Tenor Vittorio Grigolo

Kammerchor der Frauenkirche
Leitung Frauenkirchenkantor Matthias Grünert
Chor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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

I’m such a band nerd, but i don’t care I GOT MY OBOE 2DAY!!!!!!

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

I hate hate HATE the oboe!

21. December 2011 · Comments Off on Advent: Day 25 · Categories: Advent

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Performed by the Royal School of Church Music’s (UK) Millennium Youth Choir (Director: David Ogden)

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, Day 20, Day 21, Day 22, Day 23, Day 24