Hello Eveyone! Yes again, I am in Germany. We just were in Wernigerode with the Cardinal Singers from UofL and competed in a choral competition. The group won in the Gospel category and got a gold rating in the Chamber Choir category. It was a lot of fun and we did well. We were well liked by the townspeople and the people involved in the competition.
Now we are in Berlin. We do not leave until Thursday, so we have a few days to sight-see. We did a little bit today.
Anyway, we are doing well and having fun.
Monday, July 14, 2003
Hello from Deutschland
Posted by B at 1:20 PM
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Will be glad when you two get home!! We have missed both of you very much, but are proud that the group did so well.ReplyDelete
Around the turn of this century, a composer named Camille Saint-Saens wroteReplyDelete
a satirical zoological-fantasy called "Le Carnaval des Animaux." Aside from
one movement of this piece, "The Swan", Saint-Saens didn't allow this work
to be published or even performed until a year had elapsed after his death.
(He died in 1921.)
Most of us know the "Swan" movement rather well, with its smooth,
flowing cello melody against a calm background; but I've been having this
What if he had written this piece with lyrics, as a song to be sung?
And, further, what if he had accompanied this song with a musical saw? (This
instrument really does exist, often played by percussionists!) Then the
piece would be better known as:
SAINT-SAENS' SAW SONG "SWAN"!
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