Is this a mashup made in heaven? I think it was. Sarah and Iris and I all went to this concert a few weeks ago titled, “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” with text by Marisha Chamberlain and music by Carol Barnett. The Colorado Springs Chorale’s Chamber Singers performed the piece. The idea is so […]
I ran across this most excellent xkcd comic the other day: It’s just so funny on so many levels, if you’re a EE. Let’s just go clockwise around the page, starting at the top left. I love that the battery voltage is a square root. Just so obscure and mathematically nerdy. Gluing open the switch? […]
The similarities of music to language are very striking. While I fancy myself fluent in the latter (English, that is), I’m still very much a novice in the former.
Sarah and I just returned from a trip to Dolores to see her dad and stepmom. We had a great time.
Sarah and I just came back from our Maundy Thursday service. Our choir sang the Rutter Requiem. It was my first time and I’ll never forget it. Here is the final movement, Lux Aeterna. Here are the lyrics. The soprano soloist (sung by our associate pastor) part is in English, while the choir is in […]
Last week our choir sang Morten Lauridsen’s composition of O Magnum Mysterium. To say it was moving puts it lightly. It was ethereal.
For my church choir’s annual Christmas concert two weeks ago, one of the solos was a piece from Bernstein’s Mass, titled “Hymn and Psalm: A Simple Song.” It’s a very modern sounding song, not at all like traditional requiem masses. At times, it was very dissonant and haunting, other times similar to big band Broadway. […]
Sarah and I went to the Arcade Fire concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater a few weeks ago. It was great!
I love singing in our choir. We’ve been singing some old spirituals and this morning we sang “The Battle Of Jericho”.
Rewind a week and a half to our Friday night performance of Brahms’ German Requiem. The concert hall wasn’t full, but there were still about 800 or so seats filled. The orchestra was assembled and emanating that wondrously cacophonic trill of tuning instruments. The choir had warmed up with scales, the last throat cleared. The […]