30. November 2016 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Four · Categories: Advent, vocal

Hieronymus Praetorius: Magnificat Quinti Toni
Siglo de Oro; Director: Patrick Allies; Tenor solo: Chris Fitzgerald-Lombard

I think it’s very cool that you can watch live concerts from the University of North Texas. I’m currently watching a choir concert. How wonderful for families who can’t get to Texas to watch their kids perform! How wonderful for me, too. 🙂

29. November 2016 · Comments Off on Quite Fun! · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™, vocal

This young woman is quite a talent … at least in my little opinion! (She posted it on November 25, thus the “30 days till Christmas” bit.

From her YouTube page:
I’VE LITERALLY WAITED 12 MONTHS FOR THIS SEASON TO COME It’s Christmas season guys!! :DDD ( I know, it’s not even December yet but hey why not)

Words/Music by Eddie Pola and George Wyle
Arranged by Kirby Shaw

I actually recorded this song during summer break and I’ve been DYING to upload this video! I hope you’ll enjoy!


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29. November 2016 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Three · Categories: Advent, vocal

(In case you’re wondering why I’m starting in November: The first Sunday of Advent was this past Sunday. Thus, it all starts then!)

Eriks Ešenvalds: Magnificat
St. Jacobs Chamber Choir

28. November 2016 · Comments Off on Oboe Fun with Eugene Izotov and Robert Walters · Categories: Oboe

Such beautiful sounds and musicality from these two men!

So here are two fabulous oboists sight-reading. Notice, students, that they DO have to stop. Even the top folks, when sight-reading, might make a blunder or two. They go on. They continue to make incredible music. They don’t give up and say, “Never mind!” or “I can’t do this!” (And I’m betting you they also don’t say, “I always make that mistake” when they play things they already know!)

28. November 2016 · Comments Off on Questions · Categories: vocal

“How many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see?”

(I’m not all about classical music and oboes, after all!)

I will confess that I miss the original, simply sung protest songs, but when younger people sing them I will take them ANY way I can.

Think. Speak up. Don’t look away.


28. November 2016 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Two · Categories: Advent, vocal

Yes, another “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” … but in the original language.

The Gesualdo Six | Owain Park

27. November 2016 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Advent, Sunday Evening Music

Tallis: O Nata Lux
Helsinki Chamber Choir; Tim Brown, Conductor

27. November 2016 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Advent, Sunday Morning Music

O Come, O Come Emmanuel, arr. Pentatonix
musica intima

I sometimes get Elgar’s “Nimrod” variation in my head on a walk. It is NOT a good tune for walking … I get slower and slower as I go. But it is an amazing variation from his Enigma Variations and I love it.

Now I am enjoying this vocal version, Lux Aeterna. Good for the heart and the soul. At least my heart and soul, as I realize I can’t speak for everyone.

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es.
Requiem aeternam
dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

May light eternal shine upon them, O Lord, with Thy saints forever,
for Thou art kind.
Eternal rest
give to them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.