Lotsa double reed sound goin’ on here!
… just how much time I spend online. Really.
BUT … does it bring me the joy that going to the opera does? No. Does it bring me the thrill that I get when hearing some incredible symphonic work? No. Does it make me cry like a (often silly) musical does? No.
“The maps they gave us are out of date by years.”
Yes, indeed. Things need to change. Those of us the arts need to rethink. And I hope we do it soon. We “artists” seem to be frozen in a different century. We don’t have to be.
And yes, “economic dignity” sounds good to me. I don’t need “opulence”. Really.
I do need a good reed, though.
it’s pretty cool. (I have one student – Hi Tim! – that I think will truly enjoy this, too.)
A fun video … from the Liverpool St Train station …
Originally a Gaelic carol, this carol is from the Outer Hebrides Islands:
It was translated into English in 1855 (“Christ Child’s Lullaby”):
Star Of Wonder
In The Bleak Midwinter
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
(I think it’s nice to have some of the advent posts include singing in a more natural setting. I found this one touching.)