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

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Ultimate Caregiver’s Playlist

Music is often the soundtrack of our lives. Particular songs evoke memories of personal pain, triumphs, love, commitment and maybe a broken heart. Other tunes just make us happy by prodding us to smile and dance. Caring for another person is a journey full of some of the greatest dramas in our lives, so I ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Straighten Up and Fly Right – The Andrew Sisters

“Straighten Up and Fly Right” is a 1943 song written by Nat King Cole and Irving Mills and performed by The King Cole Trio. The single was the trio’s most popular single reaching number one on the Harlem Hit Parade for ten nonconsecutive weeks. The single also peaked at number nine on the pop charts.[1] ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Andrews Sisters – Rum and Coke Cola

Love the rich vocals. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: Andrews Sisters, The 40’s, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

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

Went with the family to see this on the weekend.  The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra did a splendid job with the piece. O Fortuna velut luna statu variabilis, semper crescis aut decrescis; vita detestabilis nunc obdurat et tunc curat ludo mentis aciem, egestatem, potestatem dissolvit ut glaciem. Sors immanis et inanis, rota tu volubilis, status malus, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Marcello Sonata no.1 in F+

Filed under: Music Tagged: Largo-Allegro, Marcello – Sonata no. 1 in F major, on baroque cello, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Mahler 2 – Resurrection

Well, folks let me tell you, listening the the choral finale of Mahler 2 is inspiring, but singing it…  Next level experience.  We had the Calgary Youth Orchestra and 3 other choirs join my choir to tackle this monumental piece.  Every chorister should have the opportunity to sing in this iconic musical experience. Original German ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Non lo dirò col labbro (Handel’s Tolomeo) – Romina Basso

Text: Non lo diro’ col labbro che tanto ardir non ha; forse con le faville dell’avide pupille, per dir come tuttárdo, lo sguardo parlera’. English Translation: I will not say it with my lips Which have not that courage; Perhaps the sparks Of my burning eyes, Revealing my passion, My glance will speak. Filed under: ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Ring of Fire – Chanticleer

That basso profondo…wow. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: Ring of Fire, The DWR Friday Choral Interlude

Scripturient: As Elvis leaves the building, so do we all

No one gets out of here alive. We all die. And with us go into the dustbin the dreams, the values, the ideals, the culture we grew up with, we shared, we ensconced in our daily existence. And the clutter we accumulated during our lives. Elvis has left the building and, sooner or later, so ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Four Strong Winds

This is a nice arrangement for choir of the Ian Tyson Canadian classic song.  Our choir is also sing this, the only downside being is that we only have six men.  Very jealous of the balance this choir has. Filed under: Music Tagged: Canada Content, Four Strong Winds, Ian Tyson, The DWR Friday Choral Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti, Sonata in C Major – Clara Haskil

Preserved in the 1752 first Venice volume of Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas, this work likely predated that manuscript source by a year or two. That makes this C major effort a late work, despite the fact that almost 400 more keyboard sonatas would flow from Scarlatti’s pen before his death in 1757. Listening to the work, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Crab Canon on a Möbius Strip

A crab canon (also known by the Latin form of the name, canon cancrizans; as well as retrograde canon, canon per recte et retro or canon per rectus et inversus[2]) is an arrangement of two musical lines that are complementary and backward, similar to a palindrome. Originally it is a musical term for a kind ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Baroque Interlude – C. Monteverdi – Magnificat

Monteverdi’s work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the transition from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period. He developed two individual styles of composition — the heritage of Renaissance polyphony and the new basso continuo technique of the Baroque. Monteverdi wrote one of the earliest operas, L’Orfeo, an innovative work that ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Purcell Chaconne in G minor

  Very little of Purcell‘s functional music for four-part viol consort survives. Only the incomplete Suite in G major, Z. 770, and the Chacony in G minor, Z. 730, are known. It seems most of Purcell‘s music he wrote as court composer for the Twenty-Four Violins after 1677 involved the voice. It is not known ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S. Bach Toccata in E Minor BWV 914

Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 Johann Sebastian Bach Bach’s set of seven Toccatas for keyboard date from 1707-11, just prior to and during the first years of his post in Weimar. During these formative years he experimented with a wide variety of compositional models. Overall, these early toccatas lack the profound expression and technical ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Regina’s Latest Viral Hit Song

Beep, Beep, I’m a Sheep. “Beep, beep, I’m a sheep,” are the prominent lyrics for Regina resident Todd Bryanton’s — also known on YouTube as LilDeuceDeuce — newest composition. It has become a viral hit online. Released on April Fools’ Day, the ear worm is no joke, reaching five million views and climbing, as of ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Claudio Monteverdi’s Duo finale L’Incoronazione di Poppea

This is the closing duet from L’Incoronazione di Poppea.  Depending on how the how the rest of the choral season goes, I may be singing this piece for my summer recital.  Pur Ti Miro, is a beautiful duet.  A little background on the opera from which it came from, and of course the libretto. ACT ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Romantic Interlude – Beethoven 3rd Symphony, The Funeral March

“Perhaps the best reflection of these emotional extremes is the Second Movement, which he titled “Funeral March,” a powerful musical evocation of the massive state funerals then taking place in Paris. The music suggests the thunder of drums and the roar of the crowd. In this movement, Beethoven explores grief, its public face and its ...