24. December 2016 · Comments Off on Caution with Words · Categories: Ramble

This is a gentle reminder: what we write on our blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other public spaces can come back to haunt us. Honestly. I have a sub list for a group in which I’m the principal oboist. If I read something that makes me question someone’s ability to perform properly, I will most likely think twice about keeping the player on my sublist. And yes, this is a reminder for me as well as for others! Just because we have a president in our future that tweets anything he wants doesn’t mean we musicians should. 🙂

(For instance: writing about going to work drunk or tipsy is a really bad idea. If I see someone write that I sometimes have to rethink my sublist!)

24. December 2016 · Comments Off on Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht and Silent Night, Still Nacht · Categories: Christmas

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht – Franz Xaver Gruber
Silent Night, Still Nacht – arr. Kira Zeeman Rugen

Charles Bruffy, Artistic Director

Performed at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on December 17, 2016 in downtown Phoenix.

24. December 2016 · Comments Off on For Christmas Eve · Categories: Christmas

Fernando Lopes-Graça: Pela noite de Natal
Coro Ricercare

24. December 2016 · Comments Off on Charpentier: Noëls pour les instruments · Categories: Christmas

Noëls pour les instruments
1. Ou sen vont ces guays bergers H.534
2. Or nous dites Marie H.534
3. Joseph est bien marié H.534
4. O Createur H.531

Adventní koncert orchestru Bona Nota 14. a 17.12. 2013

Pavlína Hanušová a Martin Dostál flétny

24. December 2016 · Comments Off on Es is ein Rose entsprungen · Categories: Christmas

The Calmus Ensemble sings the Michael Praetorius carol.

24. December 2016 · Comments Off on Hark! The Herald Angels Sing · Categories: Christmas, English horn, Oboe

Beautiful. Bravo, Eugene Izotov! (He is playing oboes 1, 2, 3 and 4 and English horn 1 and 2. Magic!)

24. December 2016 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Twenty-Eight · Categories: Advent, Christmas

Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque

Light, warm and heavy as pure gold, and the angels sing softly to the newborn babe