Days One Hundred and Eighty-Eight through One Hundred and Ninety-Nine

So…it’s been a minute. I went on a trip in July and got a few days behind, and then got even more behind, and then went on another trip. As of today, I owe this project 23 videos. Tomorrow it will be 24. So tonight, I’m uploading 12 videos, and tomorrow I’m uploading another 12. And then on Saturday, I’ll be back on track.

I know the world has been through a lot in the last few weeks (just this last week alone), and it was never my intention to leave this for so long. I’ve actually found myself stressed out more often when I’m not doing videos, so I’m going to do my best to keep it up for the next 1200 or so days. Thanks for sticking around, coming back, and reading this note. ❤

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Music sources:
https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=50490426 (Solos for the Cello Player)
https://www.jwpepper.com/Intermediate-Bach-for-Cello/1012426.item#.WZZQx3d94o8 (Intermediate Bach for Cello)
http://www.alfred.com/Products/Position-Pieces-for-Cello–00-0762.aspx (Position Pieces for Cello)
http://www.alfred.com/Products/Position-Pieces-for-Cello-Book-2–00-20572X.aspx (Position Pieces for Cello Book 2)

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Day One Hundred and Eighty-Seven

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally get to “Simple Gifts.” One of my favorite tunes to play and to teach. You might know it from Copland’s use of it in his Appalachian Spring.

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Music source: http://makingmusicfun.net/htm/f_printit_free_printable_sheet_music/simple-gifts-lead-sheet.htm

Day One Hundred and Eighty & One Hundred and Eighty-One

A small catch up post today, with two more movements of Marcello sonatas. No repeats just to save time 🙂

“Allegro” from Sonata #2 in e minor

“Allegro” from Sonata #3 in a minor

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Music source: http://imslp.org/wiki/6_Cello_Sonatas,_Op.1_(Marcello,_Benedetto)

Days One Hundred and Seventy-Seven through One Hundred and Seventy-Nine

A preemptive post, for once! Two of these are arias from my favorite opera (Die Zauberflöte aka The Magic Flute) sung by my favorite character (Papageno). I’ve also linked to my favorite performances of each. The last one is a minuet from a Boccherini quintet I’ve played selections from before.

“Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” (“A Girl or a Little Wife”) — Lately, I’m fond of Detlef Roth in this 2001 performance. The huge voice that comes out of that tiny man is wonderful!

“Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” (“The birdcatcher I am indeed”) — I usually don’t like opera translated into other languages but I absolutely love Ingmar Bergman’s Swedish version of ZauberflöteTrollflöjten. It’s set up as a stage play and shows some of the “inner workings” of theater work. I’m fairly certain Håkan Hagegård is still my favorite Papageno, and his version of the character’s intro song is pure delight.

“Minuetto” from Quintet #60 (Boccherini) — a favorite warmup piece of mine 🙂

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Music sources:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Die_Zauberfl%C3%B6te,_K.620_(Mozart,_Wolfgang_Amadeus)
http://imslp.org/wiki/6_String_Quintets%2C_G.319-324_(Op.30)_(Boccherini%2C_Luigi)

Days One Hundred and Seventy-Five and One Hundred and Seventy-Six

Missed yesterday, so there’s two videos for today. I’ll be away for a few days so I recorded a few more songs and will post them in a separate blog post in a few minutes. I want to try and get this one up before midnight, though!

These both come from the same book as the last few days.

“A Minor Melody” / “A Cloudy Day”

“The Troubadour” / “Hoedown” / “A Waltz”

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Day One Hundred and Sixty-Six

Happy Fourth of July! I am not a huge fan of our national anthem (sorry) and if you’re from the USA you’ve probably heard it 1000 times by now, perhaps just today. So, here’s a little Civil War tune you’ll probably know.

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Music source (adapted from): https://www.8notes.com/scores/5082.asp

Day One Hundred and Sixty-Five

Today’s upload is giving me issues (hence the posting at 12:15am with no video), so this post is a placeholder until the video is up on Youtube.

Tonight’s selection is “Rigaudon” from Handel’s Water Music. Please stay tuned!!

EDIT: Video is up now!

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Music source: https://www.8notes.com/scores/18641.asp