“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.