Rehearsal went splendidly last night. I worked over the SNOB (Shorter New Oxford Book) of Carols in the afternoon. I found some interesting recordings which I emailed to the choir. I also looked harder at the pronunciation especially in “Hayl, Mary ful of grace.”
I especially liked this recording of it:
And we are doing Riu, rui this year.
I like this performance though it has some weak moments. But, hey, they are an Australian youth choir. What do you want? I like the energy.
I assigned verses to people who wanted to sing solos. And we managed to end by 8:30 PM.
Today I spent an hour with my cellist rehearsing Frescobaldi and a composer named Bibl. Here’s a recording of the Bibl. I especially like the first Adagio.
After my cellist left I continued reading through Buxtehude on the Pasi. Then took Eileen to the eye doctor for a check up this afternoon. Even though I am exhausted today, it was a day well spent.
I admire this person immensely.
Linda Greenhouse…. required reading for Jupe.
I think Paglia is one of my guilty pleasures. Anyway she has a new book of essays out. I will have to get a hold of a copy to read.