Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Ponchielli – La Gioconda

You know this piece, just not the full form. Skip to 2:20 if its still a mystery. 🙂 Although in his lifetime Ponchielli was very popular and influential, in introducing an enlarged orchestra and more complex orchestration, the only one of his operas regularly performed today is La Gioconda. It contains the great tenor romanza ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S Bach – Badinerie, BWV 1067

The four orchestral suites (called ouvertures by their author), BWV 1066–1069 are four suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. The name ouverture refers only in part to the opening movement in the style of the French overture, in which a majestic opening section in relatively slow dotted-note rhythm in duple meter is followed by a fast ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Classical Music Interlude – Mussorgsky – Night On the Bare Mountain

Night on Bald Mountain (Russian: Ночь на лысой горе, Noch′ na lysoy gore), also known as Night on the Bare Mountain, is a series of compositions by Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881). Inspired by Russian literary works and legend, Mussorgsky composed a “musical picture”, St. John’s Eve on Bald Mountain (Russian: Иванова ночь на лысой горе, Ivanova ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude: Kyrie from Lord Nelson Mass Haydn

  Haydn’s chief biographer, H. C. Robbins Landon, has written that this mass “is arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition”.[1] Written in 1798, it is one of the six late masses by Haydn for the Esterhazy family composed after taking a short hiatus, during which elaborate church music was inhibited by the Josephinian reforms of the ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Last Leaf

A toast, to Ok Go for rising to the challenge and leavening no stone upturned while baking up such creative music video. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: Ok go, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude, The Last Leaf

The Wandering Joe: NYE Resolution Update 1: January

As I mentioned in my very recent post, I’ve committed to reading a new book and buying a new album each month. Why am I doing this? I want to hold on to what limited brain plasticity I have, and this seems like a good way to do it. So, January is wrapping up and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – D. Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major, K 380 (L 23)

  Domenico Scarlatti began his compositional career following in the footsteps of his father Alessandro Scarlatti by writing operas, chamber cantatas, and other vocal music, but he is most remembered for his 555 keyboard sonatas, written between approximately 1719 and 1757. It is believed that Domenico received most of his musical training from family members, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Mahler’s Titan – Second Movement

Big, boisterous, and makes you want to dance wherever you happen to be. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: Gustav Mahler, Second Movement, The DWR Friday Classical Interldue, Titan

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach, Cantata 35, 5. Sinfonia

  Bach’s Cantata BWV 35, Geist und Seele wird verwirret (Soul and spirit become confused), is one of three alto solo works in Trinity Time of the third annual church cycle of 1726-27 that has an old established and much used text of Georg Christian Lehms. It employs obbligato organ in “conversational galant” manner and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S. Bach: “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland”, BWV 62 – 1. Chorus “Nun komm, der Heiden

One of my favourite holiday tunes. 🙂   The old hymn tune is in four lines, the last one equal to the first.[5] The instrumental ritornello of the opening chorus already quotes this line, first in the continuo, then slightly different in meter in the oboes.[2][6] Other than these quotes, the orchestra plays a free ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – In The Bleak Midwinter – Gustav Holst

Sang this tune at the holiday concerts this year.  The tenor part is all over the place (the usual), but well worth learning and singing. 🙂   Filed under: Music Tagged: Holst, In the Bleak Midwinter, The DWR Friday Choral Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Christmas-ish Baroque Interlude – A. Vivaldi: RV 589 / Gloria in excelsis Deo in D major

That time of year folks, enjoy. 🙂   Part 1.   Part 2. Need the Sheet Music?  Go here. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: A. Vivaldi: RV 589 / Gloria in excelsis Deo in D major, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude, Vivaldi

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Telemann Concerto for 4 Violins in G+ TWV40

Georg Philipp Telemann was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family’s wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually settled on a career in music. He held important positions in Leipzig, Zary, Eisenach, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Christian Pop Culture Beyond Salavation

There was a time when religion commissioned great and wondrous art. Awe-inspiring cathedrals were built by the most grand and innovative architects. Beautiful music for masses were composed by the greatest musical minds in history. Religious paintings were created with skills and passion that have yet to be matched, even hundreds of years later. Art ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Ave Maria – Caccini

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Vivaldi – Violin Concerto in A Minor RV356

Antonio Vivaldi Born: Venice, March 4, 1678 Died: Vienna, (buried July 28, 1741) Another Italian composer and virtuoso violinist, Antonio Vivaldi is remembered today for the enormous number of concertos he composed throughout his lifetime. He most likely learned the violin from his father, himself a violinist at St. Mark’s in Venice. Antonio took holy ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti Sonata Guitar Transcriptions (K1)

Of course, the original we’re not savages here at DWR. :> Filed under: Music Tagged: Classical Guitar, Scarlatti, Sonata K1

PostArctica: Remembering Leonard Cohen

Stopped in at Parc du Portugal today where people were paying their last respects and remembering Leonard Cohen who lived off this little square just off The Main. Lots of people filtering through the space every day. It’s a really nice atmosphere, nothing loud, nothing very sad either, just people with a common feeling saying ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Remembrance Day Choral Interlude – Dona Nobis Pacem – Caccini

Give us peace.     Filed under: Music Tagged: Caccini, Dona Nobis Pacem, Give us Peace, The DWR Friday Choral Interlude

Alberta Politics: Leonard Cohen, poet, musician, 1934-2016

But you’ll be hearing from me, baby, long after I’m gone I’ll be speaking to you sweetly From my window in the Tower of Song … The post Leonard Cohen, poet, musician, 1934-2016 appeared first on Alberta Politics.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Sonata in F Major by Georg Philipp Telemann TWV 41:F3,

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PostArctica: The Rolling Stones – Sweet Virginia

So, around 1972 the Stones were overdue to put out some kind of a lousy album, the 60’s were gone,  law of averages, times changing,  etc, etc, and they go and make one of the most raw bridge the road between rock and punk with everything American tossed in and you get yet another masterpiece, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Spooktacular Interlude – The Monster Mash

Well, it is that time of year again, and nothing really says ‘Halloween’ like the good ole Monster Mash.  I’ve found a couple versions, but I like the original the best. Sometimes updated for the times isn’t always a good thing.  I’m with down with Frank’s opinion in the ‘modern’ Monster Mash. “Monster Mash” is ...

wmtc: what i’m reading: born to run by bruce springsteen

This is a run-don’t-walk review. Fans of Bruce Springsteen: run to find a copy of The Boss’ memoirs, Born to Run. This book was seven years in the making, and (like Chrissie Hynde’s and Patti Smith’s memoirs) written by the artist himself. It is by turns hilarious and heart-wrenching, poignant and gripping, and always profoundly ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – G.Ph. Telemann: Fantasia No. 1 in A major

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