30. December 2013 · Comments Off on NOT a smart email to send to a professional musician maybe? · Categories: Emailed To Me

Okay … I lied again. I have to post this. And scream. Loudly.

I received this email:

My name is [name removed], I am a [name removed] University student who Co-Founded a music technology startup called [name removed]. Our patent-pending technology keeps instruments relevant by allowing musicians to trigger audio and video samples in real time from their instruments.


29. December 2013 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Bach:”Unser Mund sei voll Lachens” (Make our mouth full with laughter), Cantata BWV 110 for Christmas Day
J. S. Bach Foundation of St Gallen; Rudolf Lutz, Conductor

First movement (chorus) from cantata BWV 110 “Unser Mund sei voll Lachens” (Make our mouth full with laughter), performed by the J. S. Bach Foundation of St Gallen under Rudolf Lutz. Further information on the Bach Foundation at www.bachstiftung.ch. The DVD with the complete cantata, introductory workshop and reflection lecture (in German) is available here.

Gerlinde Sämann, soprano; Alex Potter, alto; Bernhard Berchtold, tenor; Stephen MacLeod, bass

soprano: Olivia Fündeling, Jennifer Rudin, Susanne Seitter, Alexa Vogel, Mirjam Berli
alto: Jan Börner, Antonia Frey, Francisca Näf, Simon Savoy, Lea Scherer
tenor: Clemens Flämig, Jonathan Spicher, Nicolas Savoy, Walter Siegel
bass: Fabrice Hayoz, Valentin Parli, Philippe Rayot, Oliver Rudin

Violin: Renate Steinmann, Dorothee Mühleisen, Monika Altdorfer, Christine Baumann, Elisabeth Kohler, Martin Korrodi, Marita Seeger, Salome Zimmermann
Viola: Susanna Hefti, Martina Bischof, Olivia Schenkel
Violoncello: Martin Zeller, Hristo Kouzmanov
Violone: Iris Finkbeiner
Bassoon: Susann Landert
Tromba: Patrick Henrichs, Peter Hasel, Klaus Pfeiffer
Timpani: Martin Homann
Flauto traverso: Claire Genewein, Renate Sudhaus
Oboe & Oboe d’amore: Ingo Müller
Oboe: Thomas Meraner
Oboe & Oboe da caccia: Dominik Melicharek
Organ: Nicola Cumer

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz

29. December 2013 · Comments Off on Blaine Edlefsen 1930-2013 · Categories: Losses

Blaine Ellis Edlefsen, 83, of Champaign died Sunday (Dec. 22, 2013) in Draper, Utah.

Blaine was born to Jesse and Ethel Edlefsen on Aug. 24, 1930, in Soda Springs, Idaho, and was raised in Driggs, Idaho. From an early age, he loved music and learned to sing from his mother. He played saxophone and clarinet in school bands.

While attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, he met Jean Josephine Harris and together they were married and sealed in the LDS Idaho Falls Temple on Aug. 29, 1952.

Blaine graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from BYU in 1952. In 1953, he completed his master of music degree in music literature and performance on the oboe from Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in upstate New York.

From 1953-1961, Blaine was an instructor of music at BYU and performed with the Utah Symphony Orchestra in Salt Lake City, Utah. From 1959-61, he again attended the Eastman School of Music, earning his doctor of musical arts in performance and pedagogy of the oboe in 1966.

Blaine became an assistant professor at the University of Illinois School of Music at Urbana-Champaign in 1961, retiring as professor emeritus in 1994. During the summer of 1965, he held what is believed to have been the first oboe camp in the U.S. His video, “Making the American Scrape Oboe Reed,” made in 1969, was the first to illustrate the art of oboe reed making. He published methods of study for students learning the oboe at the beginning, intermediate and advanced-intermediate level. He was also a founding member of the International Double Reed Society.


29. December 2013 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

(And of course I continue to post Sunday music. How can I not?!)

Blijf Met Mij Heer
The Westlands Mannenkoor

29. December 2013 · Comments Off on Yusef Lateef 1920-2013 · Categories: Losses

Yusef Lateef, innovative tenor saxophonist, oboist, flutist and composer, died on December 23 after a brief illness, his wife Ayesha confirmed. He was 93.


(Yes, I do intend to stay silent, but I figured losses should be posted in a timely manner.)

28. December 2013 · Comments Off on Silent Week · Categories: Ramble

I’m taking a week off here, in case you haven’t noticed. (I should have posted this earlier.) I’m decided what to do with oboeinsight. Blogs don’t last forever, after all. I suspect I’ll continue, but at the moment it seems a good idea to take a wee bit of a break.

25. December 2013 · Comments Off on Christmas · Categories: Christmas

Mary Had a Baby

From An Indigo Christmas with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale,
produced by Riddle Films.

25. December 2013 · Comments Off on Christmas · Categories: Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Felix Mendelssohn: Frohlocket, ihr Völker
University of Houston Moors School Concert Chorale

Rejoice, ye people of the earth, and praise God!
The redeemer is come, whom the Lord has promised.
He has revealed his justice to the world.

24. December 2013 · Comments Off on Noon Carol · Categories: Christmas, Noon Carol

Joy To The World
Indiana Tabernacle Presbyterian Choir and Congregation

24. December 2013 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Twenty-Four · Categories: Advent

Johann Michael Bach: Fürchtet euch nicht
Vox Luminis

Do not be afraid; behold, I proclaim great joy for you, which will occur for all people. For today the Savior is born for you, which is Christ, the Lord, in the city of David.