Days One Hundred and Fifty & One Hundred and Fifty-One

I missed yesterday because of Father’s Day (happy belated day, dads!) and I meant to get something together for my dad but I couldn’t so I’ll save it for his birthday.

“Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika” (“Lord, Bless Africa”) is a hymn written by Enoch Sontonga, and is used in the South African national anthem.

“Il Était un Petit Navire” (“It Was a Little Boat”) is a French children’s song. It’s one of those that you shouldn’t look at the words too closely…

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Day One Hundred and Forty-Eight

Tonight’s piece is from one of my favorite operas, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). It’s the first aria in the second act, called “O Isis und Osiris.” I’m planning on doing a few more arias from the same opera in the next few days, so keep an eye out!

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Music source: https://www.8notes.com/scores/17072.asp

Day One Hundred and Forty-Seven

After those songs from abroad yesterday, I wanted to come a bit closer to home today. While “Home! Sweet Home!” was actually composed by Englishman Sir Henry Bishop, it was popular in the USA during the Civil War. You will probably recognize it!

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Music source: https://www.8notes.com/scores/20377.asp

Day One Hundred and Forty-Six

The two songs I’m playing for you tonight are both children’s songs about animals, although they are from very different places. The first is a song called “Anile Anile Vaa Vaa Vaa,” which is an Indian/Sri Lankan song about a chipmunk or a squirrel. The second is “Bä Bä Vita Lamm,” which is the Swedish version of “Baa Baa Black Sheep” (it actually translates to “white sheep” instead!).

I found the music here and here, and the lyrics/translations here and here. I always love finding and learning music from around the world!

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Days One Hundred and Forty-Four & One Hundred and Forty-Five

It’s very hot here today, so here’s two short songs (one to make up for yesterday).

“Goblin’s Dance” by WK Lyons

“March in G” by JS Bach

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Music sources:
http://www.alfred.com/Products/Suzuki-Bass-School-Bass-Part-Volume-2-Revised–00-0371S.aspx
http://www.alfred.com/Products/Suzuki-Cello-School-Cello-Part-Volume-2-Revised–00-0481S.aspx

Days One Hundred and Forty-Two & One Hundred and Forty-Three

Double post today since I missed yesterday. Tonight’s selections are both from that same bass book.

“March of the Giants” by Arthur Brian

A sarabande by G.F. Handel

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Music source: http://www.alfred.com/Products/String-Festival-Solos-Volume-I–00-EL95102.aspx