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The Planets, Holst and Sovereignty

If you want to go beyond words, which I admit have vast limitations when it comes to trying to describe cosmic influences, then do try listening to Gustav Holst’s Planet Suite to get a feel for the qualities of each planetary governor. 395 more words


Wakener of the Songbirds

A group of singers I’m working with is preparing a program to sing on tour in France this summer, and one of the presenters of a concert series at a cathedral in southern France saw our program and expressed some concern about it not being entirely “religious.”  We hadn’t intended to put together a program of sacred music, but in fact we had done exactly that…just not music that drew exclusively from Christian texts. 487 more words

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Auditions for Albany Pro Musica for 2018-2019 Season

TROY, NEW YORK       Albany Pro Musica announces auditions for the 2018-2019 season which will include a performance of Benjamin Britten’s monumental work War Requiem with the  264 more words


O God Beyond All Praising

Something for the weekend.  O God Beyond All Praising.  Written by Michael Perry in 1982, it served as the recessional hymn at the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on February 20, 2016.  24 more words

Returning to Cheltenham - In the bleak midwinter, part 3

It was Gustav Holst who brought the childhood memories flooding back. Until then, it had just been another day on our midwinter break.

We decided to visit Cheltenham to indulge my daughter F’s shopping habit – within reason. 753 more words