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So I can listen to "Irene's theme" AS MUCH AS I WANT. 

It's gorgeous.  I love solo violin.

Also "Prepared to do anything" which halfway through contains the Sherlock theme and John theme duet. (It reminds me of the theme for lonely George in Mark Isham's Of Mice and Men soundtrack.)
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So I can listen to "Irene's theme" AS MUCH AS I WANT. 

It's gorgeous.  I love solo violin.

Also "Prepared to do anything" which halfway through contains the Sherlock theme and John theme duet. (It reminds me of the theme for lonely George in Mark Isham's Of Mice and Men soundtrack.)
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I just overheard a student in the hallway:

"I listen to a huge variety of  music, from like... pop to like... classic rock."

That makes me sad.

You see, I listen to that range of music as well.  I can't claim to like or know well all genres of contemporary music, but I do enjoy a lot of the music played on oldies, classic rock, light rock, and pop stations. 

So I'm not sad that he likes this music.  I'm sad that he thinks it's a huge variety.  He listens to music from, at the very earliest, 1950 to today -- about sixty years' worth.  There is variety, yes, but there is SO MUCH more out there.  I mean, I could say, "Oh, I listen to a huge variety of music, from Baroque to Romantic."  That's only a fraction of what's out there, and that spans at least twice as much time pop to classic rock. 

Well, that was all...
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I just overheard a student in the hallway:

"I listen to a huge variety of  music, from like... pop to like... classic rock."

That makes me sad.

You see, I listen to that range of music as well.  I can't claim to like or know well all genres of contemporary music, but I do enjoy a lot of the music played on oldies, classic rock, light rock, and pop stations. 

So I'm not sad that he likes this music.  I'm sad that he thinks it's a huge variety.  He listens to music from, at the very earliest, 1950 to today -- about sixty years' worth.  There is variety, yes, but there is SO MUCH more out there.  I mean, I could say, "Oh, I listen to a huge variety of music, from Baroque to Romantic."  That's only a fraction of what's out there, and that spans at least twice as much time pop to classic rock. 

Well, that was all...

BAHAHA!

Oct. 18th, 2011 03:52 pm
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This is seriously one of the funniest things I've seen ever:

An all male college a capella choir singing Wannabe by the Spice Girls!

BAHAHA!

Oct. 18th, 2011 03:52 pm
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This is seriously one of the funniest things I've seen ever:

An all male college a capella choir singing Wannabe by the Spice Girls!

Music Meme!

Jun. 8th, 2011 06:31 pm
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I've been unpacking.  So now I am going to MEME!  :-)

I got this from [livejournal.com profile] litlover12 .

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload) 5 songs you love that begin with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

My letter was "S"

1.  "She Loves You" by the Beatles.  On the German recording it is "Sie Liebt Dich."  We used to have this really complicated inside joke about the German version in high school.  ;-)





2. "Se vuol ballare" from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.  This singer is Feruccio Furlanetto, my favorite bass, and my favorite Figaro.  Embedding was disabled by request.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2THV4GXppZE

3. "Summer, Highland Falls" by Billy Joel.  Probably my favorite Billy Joel song.  :-)



4. "Somebody Knows You Now"  by Brad Paisley.  I like Brad Paisley, and I like sad Country songs:



5. "Sweet Baby James" by James Taylor.  I've been on a slight James Taylor kick recently.  I love this song, for the music and for the metaphor:

Music Meme!

Jun. 8th, 2011 06:31 pm
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I've been unpacking.  So now I am going to MEME!  :-)

I got this from [livejournal.com profile] litlover12 .

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload) 5 songs you love that begin with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

My letter was "S"

1.  "She Loves You" by the Beatles.  On the German recording it is "Sie Liebt Dich."  We used to have this really complicated inside joke about the German version in high school.  ;-)





2. "Se vuol ballare" from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.  This singer is Feruccio Furlanetto, my favorite bass, and my favorite Figaro.  Embedding was disabled by request.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2THV4GXppZE

3. "Summer, Highland Falls" by Billy Joel.  Probably my favorite Billy Joel song.  :-)



4. "Somebody Knows You Now"  by Brad Paisley.  I like Brad Paisley, and I like sad Country songs:



5. "Sweet Baby James" by James Taylor.  I've been on a slight James Taylor kick recently.  I love this song, for the music and for the metaphor:

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Random Porgy and Bess spam.  (Since last time I didn't post this.  :-)  )

:-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KRGV-Xcbx4


(WHAT HAPPENED TO EMBEDDING?)
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Random Porgy and Bess spam.  (Since last time I didn't post this.  :-)  )

:-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KRGV-Xcbx4


(WHAT HAPPENED TO EMBEDDING?)

Choir

May. 2nd, 2011 04:18 pm
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Well, I'm about to go to the dress rehearsal for what is probably the last school-related choral concert I will ever participate in.  (At least as a singer...  hopefully more as a conductor!  :-) )

I am woefully unprepared. 

We are going to pretend for a moment that I can sing like these people can:

William Byrd: "Quomodo Cantabimus"

(Rather, that I had spent the necessary time to learn my music and KNEW the music like those people do...)

Choir

May. 2nd, 2011 04:18 pm
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Well, I'm about to go to the dress rehearsal for what is probably the last school-related choral concert I will ever participate in.  (At least as a singer...  hopefully more as a conductor!  :-) )

I am woefully unprepared. 

We are going to pretend for a moment that I can sing like these people can:

William Byrd: "Quomodo Cantabimus"

(Rather, that I had spent the necessary time to learn my music and KNEW the music like those people do...)
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Day Seven--Your Favorite Piece of Music You Relate To Holmes
 
My first thought was... umm... I don't associate any music with Sherlock Holmes.

And then I remembered that one of my two favorite soundtracks of all time is Zimmer's soundtrack for the 2009 Sherlock Holmes.  :-)

Duh!

I quite like the 2009 Sherlock Holmes, but even if it had been a horrifying movie, it would have been worth this really wonderful soundtrack.

I give you the main theme:

 


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Day Seven--Your Favorite Piece of Music You Relate To Holmes
 
My first thought was... umm... I don't associate any music with Sherlock Holmes.

And then I remembered that one of my two favorite soundtracks of all time is Zimmer's soundtrack for the 2009 Sherlock Holmes.  :-)

Duh!

I quite like the 2009 Sherlock Holmes, but even if it had been a horrifying movie, it would have been worth this really wonderful soundtrack.

I give you the main theme:

 


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I was up really, really early.  We won't even talk about that.

But by the time I was getting ready to go to school, I was in a rare mood.  I randomly recorded "The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles."  I sang Ridi Pagliaccio!  in my loud silly opera voice when I was taking  Arthur to the bathroom...and a neighbor was right outside.  That was embarrassing.  Oh well.

Then in class ALL MY STUDENTS SPOKE!  We were discussing the fact that the final speeches of the (bzillions of) people who are killed in Richard III are all cut out of Ian McKellan's adaptation.  Well, half of the class thought that the speeches in the text emphasize that the characters learned nothing, and half thought the speeches emphasized that they learned something.  I am definitely on the side of the latter, but the arguement for the other side wasn't bad.  And they all got so excited talking about it.  I am still riding the high from that.

(Of course, this means Friday's class is bound to be dismal...but leave Friday till it comes.)

Then class with THE BEST PROFESSOR EVER (only four students.  I LOVE SMALL CLASSES) was great as ever. 

Then I had my first voice lesson of the semester.  I know today was a good day because my voice lesson was the worst part of it.  And while it was a bit tough (haven't sung seriously in a month; Purcell's "The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation" is currently my favorite song to sing, but it is also seven and a half minutes of not-walk-in-the-park singing.  :-)  ) it was still great to be back! 

I leave you with a link to not-me singing "The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation."  Because it is a beautiful song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eN-tvmXkNY

PS:  Any Irving Berlin song suggestions?  I'm to find one or two so I can have something "more croony" to sing (pushing too hard is one of my big problems...)  and the only one that comes to mind is "Love, you didn't do Right by me."  


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I was up really, really early.  We won't even talk about that.

But by the time I was getting ready to go to school, I was in a rare mood.  I randomly recorded "The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles."  I sang Ridi Pagliaccio!  in my loud silly opera voice when I was taking  Arthur to the bathroom...and a neighbor was right outside.  That was embarrassing.  Oh well.

Then in class ALL MY STUDENTS SPOKE!  We were discussing the fact that the final speeches of the (bzillions of) people who are killed in Richard III are all cut out of Ian McKellan's adaptation.  Well, half of the class thought that the speeches in the text emphasize that the characters learned nothing, and half thought the speeches emphasized that they learned something.  I am definitely on the side of the latter, but the arguement for the other side wasn't bad.  And they all got so excited talking about it.  I am still riding the high from that.

(Of course, this means Friday's class is bound to be dismal...but leave Friday till it comes.)

Then class with THE BEST PROFESSOR EVER (only four students.  I LOVE SMALL CLASSES) was great as ever. 

Then I had my first voice lesson of the semester.  I know today was a good day because my voice lesson was the worst part of it.  And while it was a bit tough (haven't sung seriously in a month; Purcell's "The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation" is currently my favorite song to sing, but it is also seven and a half minutes of not-walk-in-the-park singing.  :-)  ) it was still great to be back! 

I leave you with a link to not-me singing "The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation."  Because it is a beautiful song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eN-tvmXkNY

PS:  Any Irving Berlin song suggestions?  I'm to find one or two so I can have something "more croony" to sing (pushing too hard is one of my big problems...)  and the only one that comes to mind is "Love, you didn't do Right by me."  


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If you haven't seen White Christmas, now is your chance.  YOU NO LONGER HAVE ANY EXCUSE, LJ-Friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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If you haven't seen White Christmas, now is your chance.  YOU NO LONGER HAVE ANY EXCUSE, LJ-Friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



A First

Dec. 5th, 2010 05:15 pm
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I sang my first solo ever with a full orchestra today! 

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was just as fun as expected!  :-)

A First

Dec. 5th, 2010 05:15 pm
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I sang my first solo ever with a full orchestra today! 

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was just as fun as expected!  :-)

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