Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Classical Interlude – Piano Piece with Perfect Harmony

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach – Fugue in G minor BWV 578

Pipe organ music that kicks your ears up, but in a good way. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach – Fugue in G minor BWV 578, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

wmtc: listening to joni: a new wmtc feature

Two new books about Joni Mitchell have come out, with — strangely — the same title. Reckless Daughter: A Joni Mitchell Anthology, edited by Barney Hoskyns, is a collection of stories about Joni* and reviews of her work. It’s part of an ongoing collection called Rock’s Backpages, which looks at rock through accomplished music writers ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S. Bach Praeludium in c minor, BWV 546

The sombre clarity of the pipe organ. Filed under: Music Tagged: BWV 546, J.S. Bach Praeludium in c minor, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Telemann – Harpsichord Concerto in B Minor TWV 33:A1

One can only dabble with the current popular music for so long. Today, it is back to the Baroque with Telemann and a wonderful harpsichord concerto. Telemann’s Concerto in B minor App. TWV 33:1. This work originally was scored for violin and orchestra (now lost) and today exists only in the composer’s own harpsichord arrangement. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: A Loss For Canada And Our World

Gord Downie was the pride of our nation: Chantal Kreviazuk https://t.co/BnNLhznllF — chantal (@chantalkreviaz) October 20, 2017 He's our Rock Pounding Father of Canadian music, and he's gone. https://t.co/UHsCnPR2lR — Saskboy (@saskboy) October 18, 2017

Song of the Watermelon: 9 Favourite Tragically Hip Songs

I’ve never considered myself a Tragically Hip superfan, but in the wake of singer Gord Downie’s passing last night, it is hard not to feel impacted. The group produced many great songs over its three-decade career (as well as a few not-so-great ones) and gradually cemented its status as “Canada’s band.” Downie himself was a ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Musical Interlude – Prelude to War – Bear Mccreary

Bear Mccreary loves Taiko drumming. So say we all. This track was first played on the re-imagined “Battlestar Galactica” television series during the season 2 episode “Pegasus”, for its final, climactic scene. After Battlestar Galactica Flight Deck Chief Galen Tyrol and Pilot Karl Agathon are arrested, on the orders of Fleet Admiral Helena Cain, for ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Classical Music Interlude – Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor – Cursed?

I love it when the CBC puts together some fascinating historical tidbits about the music I enjoy. Filed under: Music Tagged: CBC, Cursed?, Mozart Requiem, The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude

wmtc: rip tom petty

The death of Tom Petty is terrible, shocking, dare I say heartbreaking news. From the moment I heard those unmistakeable first notes of “American Girl,” I was hooked. I was a teenager when Petty first fought the battle to hold down the price of records. (Archival story about that here.) It would be the first ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Haydn Trumpet Concerto in Eb, 1st mov.

Joseph Haydn’s Concerto per il Clarino, (Hob.: VIIe/1) (Trumpet Concerto in E flat major) was written in 1796 for his long-time friend Anton Weidinger. Joseph Haydn was 64 years of age. Filed under: Music Tagged: 1st mov., Haydn, Haydn Trumpet Concerto in Eb, The DWR Friday Classical Interlude

PostArctica: Dan Bern – the year-by-year home run totals of the great barry bonds

Had the pleasure once again of seeing Dan Bern in person at Turbo Haus in Saint Henri on Saturday. He played this song and I was stunned as I consider it to be one of the greatest post-” “-postmodern songs ever!

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Brahms Hungarian Dance no.5

The Hungarian Dances (German: Ungarische Tänze) by Johannes Brahms (WoO 1), are a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes, completed in 1869.[1] They vary from about a minute to five minutes in length. They are among Brahms’s most popular works, and were certainly the most profitable for him. Each dance ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Modéré” de Georg-Philipp Telemann

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PostArctica: Grimskunk at Verdun Art

Yesterday was the now annual event on Wellington street called Verdun Art organized by Nadia Gagnon of Maltehops. And it was nothing less than an awesome day of music on the street. There were 5 musical groups and the Girardin family and friends put on a drumming concert from their balcony. Little girl lets the ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Tomaso Albinoni – Adagio in G minor

Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751) was an Italian Baroque composer and contemporary of Vivaldi. Albinoni was famous in his day as an opera composer, however he is mainly remembered today for his instrumental music including his Adagio in G Minor. Life and Music Born into a wealthy family of paper manufacturers who produced playing cards and owned ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Telemann: Concerto for three violins in F major (TWV 53:F1) Largo – Vivace

Georg Philipp Telemann was born in Magdeburg, the son of a Lutheran deacon who died in 1685, leaving the mother to raise their three children alone. The youth showed remarkable talent in music, but was temporarily discouraged in his chosen pursuit by Puritan Lutherans, who told Telemann‘s mother that he would turn out no better ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Piazzolla’s Oblivion

Piazzolla’s nuevo tango was distinct from the traditional tango in its incorporation of elements of jazz, its use of extended harmonies and dissonance, its use of counterpoint, and its ventures into extended compositional forms. As Argentine psychoanalyst Carlos Kuri has pointed out, Piazzolla’s fusion of tango with this wide range of other recognizable Western musical ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Industrial Interlude – Like A Prayer – Bigod20 remix.

Not quite baroque, but everyone needs a good thumpy track to dance with once in awhile. Life is a mystery, Everyone must stand alone I hear you call my name And it feels like home [Chorus:] When you call my name it’s like a little prayer I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – BVW 1034, Andante and Allegro

Composed c. 1724, when Bach was around 39 years old.   Filed under: Music Tagged: J.S. Bach – Andante and Allegro from sonata in e minor, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach, Menuet Trio in G minor, BWV 929, Piano

This piece also falls into the almost doable category. We’ll have to see. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach, BWV 929, Menuet Trio in G minor, Piano, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Though My Soul is Set in Darkness

Just came back from a vacation/choral music workshop.  This is one of the round we sang.  Simple, haunting, and beautiful. Appreciate the difficulty of A cappella and maintain a steady tempo and intonation. ( I know I certainly did)  🙂 ——- Sarah Williams’s poetry is where the text for the round originated. Williams was born ...

Tattered Sleeve: Requiem for the Hangover of a Canadian Immigrant – Original Song # 36

Eleven months in Still finding your place You cheer for the Habs Watch The Amazing Race The kids have made friends Learned some French, ate Subway (Read more…) you cannot find work And you have just four weeks’ grace Lo and behold It’s Canada Day The PM looks lost touring a tipi in the rain ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach Little Prelude BWV 926

Looks easy-ish. Not. Filed under: Music Tagged: Back, Litte Interlude BWV 926, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – O Fortuna?

I’m pretty sure this is not the libretto we want, but the one we deserve. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: O Fortuna, The DWR Classical Music Interlude