Category Archives: Music
At about the 0:37 mark, there’s a couple dancing in the background. Pure joy.
This is Joshua Tan at age 10. You can see more of Josh on his YouTube Channel.
Listeners of a certain age will recognize all of these.
In the 1970s when I was a young woman hearing Philip Glass’ music for the first time, I didn’t like it. The repetitiveness of it bored me, then bothered me. That all changed on June 4, 2016, when a friend … Continue reading
Last year, Norm Frampton of the popular blog Norm 2.0 tweeted: If 2020 had a soundtrack I’m pretty sure it would be some ominous sounding Gregorian Chants. I think he’s on to something. I put together a playlist inspired by the Covid-19 … Continue reading
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840—November 6, 1893) was the first Russian composer to achieve international recognition. Though musical from a young age, his parents encouraged him to study law so that he could enter the more lucrative profession of … Continue reading
Back in the day, I was an elementary general music teacher. It gives me great pleasure to see kids having fun making beautiful music. I’ve been bummed out by our long pandemic season. It’s affected my blogging in that I … Continue reading
Thanks to Donna of MyOBT for this idea. She once published a post by the same name which caught my fancy. I chose to do the 30 daily challenges all in one post. A song you like with a color … Continue reading
I love handbells. I play in a handbell choir at my church. Here we are playing Advent Carol on December 1, 2019. (If you listen carefully, you may hear O Come, O Come Immanuel and a snippet of Let All … Continue reading
Poor Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Following the huge success of The Sleeping Beauty ballet in 1890, the Tsar wanted another hit from Tchaikovsky and choreographer Marius Petipa. Petipa took charge of the storyline of the ballet and created two scenes based on the … Continue reading