An die Musik

“Oh lovely Art, in how many grey hours, When life’s fierce orbit ensnared me, Have you kindled my heart to warm love, Carried me away into a better world!

How often has a sigh escaping from your harp, A sweet, sacred chord of yours Opened up for me the heaven of better times, Oh lovely Art, for that I thank you!”

The Choral Art Society concert began with Schubert’s beautiful An die Musik – Ode to Music.  The chorus did an admirable job last Saturday as they continued with a Mass by Schubert, a Missa Breva by a modern composer and closed with some technically challenging Handel.  It was a delight to sit and listen and be transported… ‘opening up for me a heaven of better times.’

On a similar note (see what I did there?) an hour before the concert, I dropped off my flute to be repaired.  The pads need replacing… and it needs a bit of a tune up.  (Did it again!  Sorry!)

Music has always been such an intrinsic part of my life and I miss it.  Bill’s been able to sing with the Choral Art Society, but aside from hymns on Sunday (and singing to the rabbit) music has been absent. Oddly enough, I find that I really miss the technical aspects – scales and arpeggios and such.  With Bill’s encouragement, I’m going to start playing flute again.  Nothing serious, certainly.. but considering all that is going on in my world, a little ‘being carried away into another world’ is perhaps what my soul needs most.

3 Comments

Let me know when, and I’ll come down with my flute to join you!

Doot & I say HATS off to YOU!!! ALWAYS ENJOYED hearing you play, & especially at KPC. We are going to Brad Steiger 92nd birthday on Saturday, & if I remember to mention to Lauren about your flute!!! We went to the Perinton Senior lunch today There were 12, & we knew 2 couples. They meet the 4th Thursday of the month, so will go again next month. We enjoyed our time, & the food!!! Take care, Love you

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