So our next concert is coming up, and man…. for being a soprano who usually sings pretty easy music that is most often the melody or lyrical harmony… This is some tough music. The Faure Requiem is easy and I have done it several times. It is always beautiful.
Erik Eisenvald’s piece The Passion and Resurrection is hauntingly beautiful but incredibly hard to sing. Mostly because the notes are incredibly high and there is only 4 of us singing the really high notes as this point. I am attaching a link to a group who did this piece, and it is a snippet of what we will be doing.
Note: This is music sung from the view point of Jesus or Mary Magdalen…. it is, at times, difficult to listen to because of the profound depth of the notes tied with the words and the subject of the death of Christ. Hope you gain some understanding from this and perhaps appreciate the music.
It has been a week. I know. I. Am. Lame. Sigh.
However, I have plans for a whole new set of fun things to write this week. One for Turkey day, of course. All the things I am thankful for.
One about lame-ass Lexus drivers. (Yeah, you know who you are! Asshats)
One about two books I have finished for my fun reading challenge. (And one book I have been attempting, and is incredibly difficult to finish being a mommy and having the attention span of a squirrel. Ohh! are those my nuts? Shiny object.)
Where was I? I am already being paged by the husband…. never enough time to actually sit down and collect myself to write something. (Bah! and he expects me to write a frickin book. Yeah right!)
Well…. I have plans, peeps. Plans. (and it’s not to stick you in a microwave and watch you turn into funny shapes. Ever do that to a peep? Funny stuff man)
Okay, I digress. With the fallout from the pre-concert week, little sleep, fighting off that damn cold my hubby brought home, I spend the majority of the week sleeping whenever I could. Still got the cold, but was able to make it go away in about 2-3 days, or at least to the point I could reach my stratousphere notes for my concert, and didn’t bother trying to gravel out the low notes, as those were seriously depleted by phlegm.
Enough about my icky cold… I am off to the book club this evening with Sunshine and the girls. I promised I would share those two books I read, and I am going to do it!! Woot.
Now, where is that darn lorazepam?…. see you in a bit fellow readers!