My viola teacher has been bugging me to watch Don Giovanni for a while because one of my pieces- Fantasie for viola by Hummel- is based on a theme in Don Giovanni. Also, watched it on Amadeus! :D Great movie, that was.
My batchmate and the love of her life and possibly crush!
Viola stuff- how could I resist?
Boucher’s wife was a clever player on the harp, but seems to have adopted her husband’s doubtful means of winning the applause of the public. She used to play duets for piano and harp, with one hand on each instrument.
– Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, entry for Boucher, Alexandre-Jean
(how’d I manage to put in a Sherlock reference there)
During our last worship, this was one of the most challenging and most successful songs. I became really fond of the electric guitar intro (yes even though I am a Classical Music Lover) and the words… well I just really like them.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.
Thine is the glory, risen, conq’ring Son;
Endless is the vict’ry Thou o’er death hast won!
(so many apostrophes!)
I am inordinately fond of the Sherlock soundtrack! I plan to arrange this for piano (or something).
This year is a stressful etc. year. Not fun, but learning a lot. But also less time for frivolous/fun things. Yes I do sometimes consider posting on this blog frivolous.