Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – What I’m Singing This Weekend.

Dress rehearsal tonight, been practising like a mad fool.  We have a full line up. Starting with Rheinberger’s lovely Stabat Mater: Then a Schubert Mass : Some Mendelssohn: And some Mozart : It is going to be a great concert. 🙂

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – “Erotica” Variations

Very serious selection here today. Let us appreciate the solemn nature of this composition by PDQ Bach.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S. Bach: Prelude in E Flat Major BWV 998

The streaming semiquavers of BWV 998 and BWV 999 provide a rich tapestry of sound; Bach uses this device to great effect in several of his preludes as well as the Allemande in A Minor for flute (see these works here on our channel). By arbitrarily ignoring the title “Pour le luth o Cembal[o],” the ...

Tattered Sleeve: Preying on Me

I was living in the Mile End Lovely place to find a friend Course you know no one there Is just like me English, French, Greeks Indigenous and artists Lots of folks I call the blister-hearted And that includes the Hasids They’re always doing lots of prayin’ They gotta do a lot of prayin’ Gotta ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – G.Ph. Telemann: Concerto for Traverso and Recorder in E minor, TWV 52:e1

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Telemann: Concerto in D major for Violin, Cello, Trumpet and Strings, TWV 53:D5

A nice, nuanced performance.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Cantata No. 211 Schweiget Stille, Plaudert Nicht, BWV 211

Or, the Coffee Cantata. Need to find someone to arrange this for tenor. 🙂 Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Be still, stop chattering), BWV 211,[a] also known as the Coffee Cantata, is a secular cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it probably between 1732 and 1735. Although classified as a cantata, it is essentially a ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Early Baroque Interlude – Claudio Monteverdi – Duo Seraphim

History and context Monteverdi’s Marian Vespers of 1610 was his first sacred work after his first publication twenty-eight years prior, and stands out for its assimilation of both old and new styles, although it cannot be specifically classified as prima pratica or seconda pratica, per se. The Vespers were published in July 1610, in combination ...

Scripturient: Those we lost in 2017

It’s not just because I’m older that I am reading more of the obituaries than ever in my past. At least, I don’t think so. I seldom read local newspaper obituaries (in part because the delivery here is too sporadic to make it a habit), and I don’t regularly share death notices on social media ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Two Part Invention No 14 Bach BWV 785

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Scripturient: La Bohème at the Galaxy

Starving bohemian artists living in drafty Paris attics in the mid-19th century, struggling to produce their art, falling in and out of love, sharing and suffering, living and dying, all done while singing. That’s La Bohème in a nutshell. I am embarrassed, even ashamed to admit I’ve never been to the opera. Not to a ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Handel – Sarabande in D minor

The Keyboard suite in D minor (HWV 437) was composed by George Frideric Handel, for solo keyboard (harpsichord), between 1703 and 1706. It is also referred to as Suite de pièce Vol. 2 No. 4. It was first published in 1733.

wmtc: listening to joni: #5: for the roses

For The Roses, 1972 Front Cover For The Roses is often overlooked, sandwiched as it is between two masterpieces. Fans who missed it might be surprised at its richness — musically, lyrically, and emotionally. It has always been one of my favourites. For the Roses sits between Blue and Court and Spark not only chronologically, but musically. There ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Chant traditionnel des Pouilles – Lu Passariello

Capezzuto/Galeazzi/Mancini – Lu Passariello O re, re, lu passariello ‘nta ll’avena,E si nun lu va’ a paràTutta ll’avena se magnarrà’O riavulo, stanotteE mugliereme è caduta da lu liette;’O riavulo stanotteLa jatta s’è magnata li cunfiette.E si prima eremo a tre a ballà la tarantella,Mo’ simmo rimaste a ddujeE mugliereme quant’è bella.Santo Michele sarva ogne Christianemoniche, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – L’Arpeggiata – Athanasius Kircher

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Giovanni Valentini – Sonata à 5.

I’ll see if I can feature more of G.Valentini’s work. I like it. 🙂 Giovanni Valentini (ca. 1582 – 29/30 April 1649) was an Italian Baroque composer, poet and keyboard virtuoso. Overshadowed by his contemporaries, Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz, Valentini is practically forgotten today, although he occupied one of the most prestigious musical posts ...

wmtc: listening to joni: #4: blue

Blue, 1971 Front CoverThe back cover is solid blue. Inside, only lyrics and credits. Ask people their favourite Joni album, and you are very likely to hear Blue. In my experience, this is especially true of older fans who discovered the album in real time. Blue is a masterpiece; there is no doubt of that. ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Franz Schubert – Messe G-dur I: Kyrie

Guess who is singing this mass. 🙂 Just the Kyrie for today, the soporano soloist is quite good.  Enjoy. 🙂

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Ken Ham

Ah, 2018 opens with a intelligently compelling argument brought to you by none other than the nigh-famous Ken Ham.  (Folks, I think may have fused my cortex writing the words intelligently and compelling in the same sentence as Ken Ham). Filed under: Music Tagged: Religion, The DWR Sunday Relgious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Haydn’s Nelson Mass

I’ve found a much better version of one of my favorite masses.  The soprano soloist is amazing in this version. Haydn’s chief biographer, H. C. Robbins Landon, has written that this mass “is arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition”.[1] Written in 1798, it is one of the six late masses by Haydn for the Esterhazy family ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: A New Year’s Resolution That’s Actually Fun!

I am so pleased to host this guest post by writer, Karen Weeks. Karen perfectly captures why the arts are so important to us all – at any age! I’ve witnessed the healing power of music in my own life and in the lives of everyone I love. So why not make 2018 the year ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – .S. Bach WO – BWV 248 Teil1 “Jauchzet frohlocket “

It’s a repeat, but I like this performance better and really, no such thing as too much Bach. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: 248, Bach, Bach – Fugue in G minor BWV 578, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The Imperial March – A Musical Analysis

I understand about a third of what he’s talking about. Music theory is complicated. :/ A great video though. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: John Williams, Music Theory, The Imperial March

wmtc: listening to joni: #3: ladies of the canyon

Ladies of the Canyon, 1970 Original Front Cover I put this album on for the first time in probably three decades, and I thought, ah, here’s Joni. Ladies of the Canyon, Joni’s third album, is the first time we hear the seeds of the future Joni, the first glimpses of elements in her music which ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Handel – Tochter Zion

Filed under: Music Tagged: Handal, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude, Zion’s Daughter