Category Archives: You should hear this

Viola concerto status, with marginally relevant digressions

I have been working on the third movement of the viola concerto, trying to finish it first. As of this morning, I have maybe two thirds of it sketched out, namely the exposition of a sonata form, a cadenza, and … Continue reading

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Estampie (the dance, not the group)

Browsing randomly through YouTube brought me to this video, a performance of an Estampie by the Renaissance Players in Sydney, Australia.   Silly costumes notwithstanding, this tune got stuck in my head, and gave me the idea of writing an Estampie … Continue reading

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Meet the Gusli

I like searching through YouTube for performances on obscure instruments. Today I got interested in the Kantele, a Finnish folk instrument, and came across this video by accident. This is actually a Gusli, which a quick Google search reveals is … Continue reading

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Generation After Generation

Some random net-surfing a few weeks ago brought me to Pharyngula, a blog by Dr. P. Z. Myers consisting mainly of “random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal.” Most of the blog deals with evolution and anti-creationism and related subjects, which … Continue reading

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