Another “Trudbol” (aka Julien Neel) YouTube video:
Go figure! But it sure is fun!
Flanders Recorder Quartet
Does anyone else have “clarinet” as a “notification tone” option on their phone? Play it. ITS CLEARLY AN OBOE! .
The Tuba Tooter – Tom and Jerry (1932)
Why does every 90′s movie have an oboe playing over the first 8 minutes while they are introducing the main characters?? #uselessmusic
(Moving this to the top of the blog, in case someone missed it.)
Please keet your eyes open for this oboe:
I’m writing this comment to try to get the word out that my 1968 Cabart was stolen from my home on Christmas. I don’t want the criminal(s) to profit from the crime, so I’d like to just make sure anyone that might be trying to buy an Oboe doesn’t purchase one that is stolen. The serial number is 9J-30, and it has a small crack in the upper piece under the keys near the joint to the lower piece. Thank you for your help! -Myra in San Antonio, TX
If you have any information on this email Myra at mpila [at] att [dot] net … thanks!
Myra … SO sorry this happened to you.
Attending Harvard instead of a conservatory was the single best thing that ever happened to me. I started meeting people who were at least as passionate about their fields as I may have been about mine. It opened up new worlds,” he continued. “It made me get out of myself and think about music as it related to the world, in a very different way than if I had just concentrated on my scales and exercises. It made me much less neurotic. Performances were no longer the only thing in the world. My whole life didn’t depend on the success or failure of a performance, and I could see that there were other things that I could be if I were not a musician.
-Yo Yo Ma
I continue to encourage anyone who will listen to go first to a university and only later to a conservatory. Get a well rounded education. Understand that there are so many incredible things to learn. It’s not all about sitting in a reed room or at the piano for 6 hours a day!
The quote is from an article by Tim Page about those talented kids (mostly about Jackie Evancho) and is worth a look-see.
I’m gonna guess he’s going to get a lot of harsh words. I once tweeted something (without even mentioning her name) just a bit curious about her talent and boy did I get harsh tweets back. People love their Evancho and there is no telling them anything negative. They will bash you.
spent the whole day repairing part of ONE oboe. Seems that a kid got a reed stuck in the top joint, so dad took it upon himself to dig it out with a screwdriver through the tone holes. He persisted and accomplished gouging and tearing out every main finger tone hole in the top joint(5) saying nothing of the bore damage. I had to drill out and construct replacement crowns for each one and they all had differing chimney diameters. You would think the dad would have stopped on destruction of the first hole encountered.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists
Part V ‘For the First Sunday in the New Year’
(Just a few days early for this part of the Christmas Oratorio.)
I. Coro ‘Ehre sel dir, Gott, gesungen’
II. Evangelista ‘Da Jesus geboren war zu Bethlehem’
III. Coro ‘Wo, wo, wo’ – Recitativo ‘Sucht ihn in meiner Brust’
IV. Choral ‘Dein Glaz all Finsternis verzehrt’
V. Aria ‘Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen’
VI. Evangelista ‘Da das der Konig Herodes horte’
VII. Recitativo ‘Warum wollt ihr erschrecken?’
VIII. Evangelista ‘Und liess versammlen alle Hohepriester’
IX. Terzetto ‘Ach, wann wird die Seit erscheinen’
X. Recitativo ‘Mein Liebster herrschet schon’
XI. Choral ‘Zwar ist solche Herzensstube’
The middle school band concert wasn’t too bad. if they’d muted theoboe, it would have been perfect. Oboes are really loud duck horns.
… I’m impressed!
Really now … I had no idea someone could do this with those little things! (Thanks, Delmar, for bringing this to my attention!)
Oh yeah Band was AWESOME today! It was weird to hear all 46 instruments play together but it sounded great!!! way to go band!!! I’m gonna have to get used to hearing an oboe though…that was a little odd hehe
I received a Nook Simple Touch (thanks Dan!) for Christmas. I already had an iPad (yes, I have far too many gadgets), but I was finding that reading books on the iPad was making my eyes go bonkers. Of course the first thing I did after setting up my Nook was look for some free books. Even spending a wee bit bugged me. I wanted free, thank you very much!
Then I thought about it.
Hmm. I have a writing friend who thinks all recorded music should be free. He thinks burning CDs for friends should be allowed. While conversing once I suggested that I should just copy books and send them to friends so they didn’t have to buy them. He replied, “That’s different.”
I think I’ll buy some books. Because I’m not sure it’s any different.
BUT, that being said (or written, really), I also found out I can borrow books from our local public library for free. Just as we can borrow CDs from them. The books get “returned” in a certain number of days. I’m not sure how that works. Do they just disappear off the Nook? Guess I’ll find out since I just borrowed one. At the library’s site we are informed that we are not to copy CDs. I’m going to guess my writing friend would go ahead and copy them no matter if he decided he liked what he heard. Burning a CD is much easier than copying a book. So far. (I’m guessing someone will figure out a way to copy a downloaded book before it gets “returned” to the cyber-library in the sky.)
The world is changing. The internet, our computers, digital readers — it’s changed so much — the way we see things, what we value enough to purchase, even the size (not literally, mind you!) of the world. I know things are going to change regarding recorded music and videos. As many already know, I want to be able to view and hear groups I’m in on YouTube and rarely can that happen. I’d love to get a copy (even a snippet) of works I’ve played so I can share a few minutes of that on my blog. Right now, for the most part, I’m unable to do that. Maybe in the next few years that will be different. I hope so.
… can you tell I’m just tossing all of this out without really editing … I really AM just pondering and trying to figure out what’s what …
And then there’s SOPA.
Most (all?) of my friends and acquaintances who are online are opposed to SOPA. The union I belong to favors it (but many of its members do not). My family is definitely anti-SOPA. I’m still trying to figure the whole darn thing out, but I suspect I am with my family as wella as that majority (all?) of friends and acquaintances on this one. (I hope this doesn’t mean I get a spanking from my union or any colleagues in favor of SOPA, though!)
Oh and finally — since I’m in pattyramble™ mode — there’s that little issue with copying sheet music. Hmmm. Guess we won’t get into that for now. That’s a big can ‘o worms, I’m sure!
apparently forgot which instrument Stevie Wonder plays, i always confuse bass with oboe