Category Archives: Music

Managing A Cantor III: Location, Location

  One cantor long ago told me she would never do the psalm from the ambo. As she crossed the center line of the church she didn’t want to be emphasizing the lower part of her trunk as she bowed … Continue reading

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Managing A Cantor II: Arm Gestures

One of the modest sins I’ve noticed over the years from various psalmists is a gesture taking place when they are finished singing the psalm verse. Not when the people are supposed to enter the music. It’s a small thing. … Continue reading

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Managing A Cantor

I found this thread on the CMAA site which included excellent advice from Liam. Opening the discussion: I have a cantor I need to dismiss from cantoring. Her voice blends fine in a choir, and she is involved with an … Continue reading

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Musical Moment #4: Brandenburg Marathon

Another great concert moment. My first job out of college was in telemarketing, and one of my workmates became a good friend. We shared many interests, including music. In the early 80s I was discovering Baroque music. When the Eastman … Continue reading

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Musical Moment #3: Tusk

Another college moment, which was really more than one moment: Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk. I saw the band live twice, once before the album was released and once shortly after. The former show was my first all-day stadium rock event. They … Continue reading

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Musical Moment #2: Trees

In college, my friend Marianne talked about a concert we were going to attend that included recorded birdsong in one of the symphonic pieces. And so I was introduced to The Pines of Rome. Blogged before: my third live listen … Continue reading

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Musical Moment #1: “Great and Noble”

Every now and then a fb friend does one of those ten-post challenges. Songs, albums, life events in one picture, given with no words. Or minimal commentary. As I think back to musical moments in my life, I’ve pondered less … Continue reading

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