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Mendy Smith

Music Happens!

April 15, 2008 at 5:52 AM

It is not often that I blog about Orchestra rehearsal. Many times it is the same old wood shedding we do from week to week. Tonight was a bit different. The theme to our concert this year is "Pirates!". You guessed it, piece after piece of pirate music.

One piece in particular has an Oboe cadenza. Tonight, our oboist was inspired. She had one of those rare musical moments when the music just flowed out of her. It shocked us all, our jaws dropping, including the conductor who almost did not queue the rest of us to start playing again. It was amazing!

We are all amatures, and after two weeks of rehearsal, we are still collectively trying to figure out our own parts. And here was someone who made the huge leap from figuring out the technicals to producing some truly inspired lyrical music at the spur of the moment.

She recieved a rather large applause from the orchestra.


From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on April 15, 2008 at 10:04 AM
What *is* pirate music?
From Bart Meijer
Posted on April 15, 2008 at 10:06 AM
The only thing I can think of is the Dreigroschenoper, and the Beggar's Opera.
.. a ship with eight sails and fifty cannons ..
From Emily Grossman
Posted on April 15, 2008 at 11:12 AM
ARRR!!!
From Bart Meijer
Posted on April 15, 2008 at 8:53 PM
But what was the music, Mendy?
From Mendy Smith
Posted on April 16, 2008 at 3:46 AM
Pirates of the Carribean
Pirates of Penzance
Pirate Dance
Dance of the Pirates
Thunder & Lightening

..... Pirate Music :)

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