Days One Hundred and Sixty-Three & One Hundred and Sixty-Four

Double post today. I played a movement from a Marcello sonata the other day and it got me curious, so I found the rest of the sonatas from his first opus and I’m going to try them out over the next few weeks. These are the first movements of the first two sonatas.

“Adagio” from Sonata #2 in e minor

“Largo” from Sonata #1 in F major (“1st repeat good, 2nd repeat not so good”)

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

Day One Hundred and Fifty-Nine

Just a quickie tonight: a minuet adapted from Harpsichord Sonata #8 by Thomas Augustine Arne. I might explore the variations at a later date! (Also when I have a violin…)

Edited to add: I know this is posted on the 28th but the video went up a few minutes before midnight so I’m counting it as the 27th!!

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Music source: https://www.8notes.com/scores/18369.asp

Day One Hundred and Fifty-Eight

A little over a year ago, I made this post on my other WordPress blog. It’s about how a good story helped me work through something that happened in my past. Today’s selection (recorded last week, since I was traveling today) is a followup to that post. I was inspired to do so after meeting the creative team behind the podcast I talk about in that original post. This is the third theme from “Jupiter,” a movement in Gustav Holst’s The Planets, and it’s not perfect, but it’s a tiny thank you to them. I hope you enjoy.

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Music source: http://ks.petruccimusiclibrary.org/files/imglnks/usimg/d/d1/IMSLP27539-PMLP33488-Holst_Planets_VC.pdf

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