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Posts Tagged ‘music’

Die Fledermaus

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

I enjoyed last night’s performance of Die Fledermaus a great deal. This was true even though I didn’t feel like going when I left, even though it required driving at night on a scary stretch of road (that is, the kind of road that triggers my agoraphobia), even though I had rather dreaded going. Since […]

Where Does Music Come From?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Good meeting today with the realtors whose site we’re building — The Art Professor brought the wireframe and we had a good collaborative discussion¬† with the clients. I got home to find The Band outside my door, one minute to spare before I’d have been late for my meeting with them. We also had a […]

Beethoven’s Health

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

I went yesterday with Egypt and La Bella to see Moises Kayfman’s 33 Variations, a play including the stories of Beethoven’s creation of 33 variations on a waltz by music publisher Diabelli and that of a musicologist with ALS. The two stories are entertwined and interspersed, with fugue-like scenes mixing Beethoven and his friends, the […]

Goodbye Summer

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Tonight we went back to choir practice.Our new choir director is a pianist I’ve been acquainted with for a long time. We’re a small town, so musicians tend to be acquainted with one another. I like him, I like his musicianship, and I enjoy working with him, so I was pleased to see him. He […]

The Brass

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

This week included a lot of fun. Monday night I rehearsed the Poulenc Gloria. Tuesday La Bella and I went to hear a brass quintet. Brass instruments are always less orderly than other instruments, but you don’t usually notice it because they’re in the middle of the orchestra. They shake spit from their horns onto […]


Friday, August 26th, 2011

This morning when I woke, I found that one dog had wet her bed and another had made a mess on the kitchen floor. Once I had dealt with that and fed the monsters, the third dog vomited on the carpet. And yet last night I went to a recital of transcendently lovely music. For […]

Come and Dwell

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

We had a bunch of new hymns for a 9/11 festival we have coming up. “Come and Dwell in Solomon’s Halls” was completely new to us, and Egypt and I were both tearing up over it. It’s just a beautiful piece. She was also rather emotional over Mark Hayes arrangement of “Let There Be Peace […]

Glad Christmas Bells

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Last night we had our first rehearsal with the strings for the concert coming up on Sunday. We’ll have our first rehearsal with the brass and percussion on Sunday and just hope it goes well. It went pretty well with the strings. Choral singers at the first instrumental rehearsal spend a lot of time standing […]

The Choirlet

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

I’m still reading The Tenor Wore Tap Shoes. Yesterday we had a meeting with clients. Then #2 daughter headed back south for a visit, I wrote up all the blog posts for the day, and finally I went to the rehearsal of the choirlet. I enjoy spending time with those ladies. There’s such a variety […]

A Remarkable Day

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

We had a new piece for the Chorale last night: A Musicological Journey Through the 12 Days of Christmas. How funny this piece is may depend on how knowledgeable you are about music history. It starts with Gregorian chant about the partridge in the pear tree, moves on through Renaissance arrangement about other birds, brings […]

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