IsAIaH 55:9

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

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"If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us?"

LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD

Friday, July 25, 2008

phreakish names

yesterday i read a funny article on yahoo of this poor girl who was taken into custody by a judge in new zealand. (michelle, i wonder if you've heard about it) The reason-- her parents had given her a bad name. her name was Talula Does the Hula. i mean, seriously! as much as my name is karl, hers was talula does the hula... crazy rite? couldn't decide how to respond when i saw the article.. and really, she looked like such a nice little girl..Wonder what her friends call her..

ANyways.. been so busy lately.. here's what i have left outstanding which i am failing to figure out how i am going to accomplish even if i had 36 hour days.

1. design assignment 1
2. 3 minus ones and arrangements for the WTE
3. meetings wit a few different bunches
4. Brass parts for the church orchestra
5. a schedule for sanctuary auditions
6. 3 replacements of my piano class
7. calculations FOR the water dunking machine (this one must get ben to do it when he's back)
8.meet denise, dinah, eu nise and eu wayne to run thru their violin exams
9. a timetable for the auditions or new musicians

and a whole bunch of other stuff.. and i've got like 4 days more to get all this done.. sobz... what to do man.

but, busy as i am.. time must be taken to pay homage to a great master whose work i had the priviledge of listening to last night. watched a portion of the ressurrection from the Mass in B minor by Johann sebastian bach. one word... Monumental... It's insane. How in the world can a guy write music with four or five DISTINCT melodies running in different parts all at the same time and maintain harmonic fluency and without jeopardising the artistic depth of the music.. it's mind-boggling. i mean u listen to every single strand of each instrumental and vocal part and how each one blends in perfectly with everything else.. and you're just in dumbfounded awe. the music would never sound the same with ONe part less of even ONe part more.. it's architectured to perfection... Go BACH!

"a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation in composition for diverse musical forces, and the adaptation of rhythms and textures from abroad"

and here's a little bit of his handwriting


gloria in excelsis deo
cum sancto spirito
Domine deus
Et ressurexit

2 comments:

mae said...

how do ppl READ that writing??!

moozz said...

haha.. i thought that's like the most lovely writing i've seen.. this is a low res photograph. in fact it's so smooth and tidy. unlike beethoven's sketchbooks. but then that's why we have finale these days.. hehe..