Arvo Part’s choral works christen winter time for me, and I don’t know why. I just feel like staying in, curling up with a hot spiced tea and the book that came for Christmas by way of Mrs. Claus.
Four Hundred Years since the beginning of slavery in America has an anglo-centric error.
“Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” set a musical career climbing for the grand chanteuse, departed January 15, 2019.
The Snow Man
One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter
Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,
Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place
For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
Camp Roberts Rest Stop January 13 afternoon and not in black and white.
Good humanist sabbath to you.
Bach provides a bonus track for the oboe aficionado, maybe for you, Emma.
I first heard this at the Amherst Summer Music Camp in Raymond, Maine in 1971, Jane Singer on Oboe with whom I played some charming Milhaud chamber music.
And on bassoon in our quintet was Kim Laskowski, now in the New York Philharmonic.
If I am not mistaken Jane is now a computer scientist in Israel.