I miss music

I think I miss singing. Last week I couldn’t get the Durufle Requiem out of my head (beautiful piece of music), and today I have the same problem with the Mozart Requiem, probably due to this 30 Rock episode. Maybe after the whole wedding thing I’ll look into rejoining Austin Civic Chorus.

Another bit of self-reflection: The last few weeks I’ve been waaaay too moody. Insignificant things will bring me down, but then I’ll feel better for no reason. I’m not sure how to work on that exactly.

We’re seeing Watchmen at midnight Thursday and I’m quite excited!

Also, my weight sure bounces around a lot.

8 thoughts on “I miss music”

  1. Hehe, that is an awesome 30 rock episode. You should consider joining the choir. I assume after the wedding, life will be wonderful. We’ve virtually caught up on the big todos for the house, by the wedding we’ll be out of big todos in life. πŸ™‚ I was thinking on the weight graph that perhaps you should increase the number of data points in the rolling average..I bet 5 would be a better number that would lead to less jumpiness.

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  2. If you feel like maybe something short term to try, I’m going to be out for Good Friday and Easter at St. David’s Ep. this year. I think your voice goes down to the baritone range, right? I think it’s going to be parts of St. John’s Passion and Bach B minor mass. Fun stuff :-). I can drop David Stevens a note if you’re interested. Cheers, Gary

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    1. Sigh. Have y’all started rehearsing already? Gimme a day to think about it… (and yes, I am a baritone, although who knows how much my range has shrunk from disuse!)

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      1. Well, singing with the choir has been a very different (and much more demanding!) experience than I’ve had in the past. Generally, each Sunday service has two songs: an offering and one during communion. These (for me at least) are beyond my sight singing skills, and they take me a reasonable amount of home practice to get them to an acceptable level. Then there’s usually about 4-6 hymns that you just need to sight sing on the fly (though I occasionally find myself brushing up a few ragged parts between services). It’s not too bad if you know the songs, but basically all of them are new to me :-). What’s fun is that the notes, words and rhythms are expected. Most of the time during rehearsals is spent on tone, line, enunciation and other fun, juicy things. And, Greg, I know you and your voice well enough to know that you’ll fit in fine in a short while. David is out of town this week and Austin, the assistant director, will be running tonight’s (Wed) rehearsal. If you’re interested, drop me a note and I’ll get a hold of him and make sure it’s OK (I can’t see that it would be a problem for a visit). Rehearsal starts at 6:45 Wed. evening. Hmm… I always wanted to visit for a listen with the compline choir…

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    2. Bach is demanding in a great way, and David’s a good voice coach and great to work with. If that doesn’t pan out, you could try the evening compline choir at St David’s. We don’t do major works, but we do an enormous repertory of early music and chant.

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