Friday, July 19, 2013
Little Singing but still Listening
Larissa's Requiem - Silvestrov - for the WSO New Music Festival
John of Damascus - Taneyev
Mass - Mozart
Magnificat - Rutter
Requiem - Verdi
Most of these are new to me, save for the Rutter and Verdi so I will spend some time this summer playing the others on You Tube so I can get some of it in my ear. Since I am not much of a musician I cannot play much on the piano for myself as then I have to play the right note at the right time which is really all too much to ask.
You may ask how such a non-musician sings in these choirs and I must ask that you not tell any of my conductors how pathetic I am. I guess I am in by pure luck. I have passed an audition or two but I guess they did not put much weight on the sight reading category. I feel so lucky to be able to sing these great work with such fantastic musicians. To keep myself in the game I seem to have to practice at home more than the average so at least I can do some of that in the summer, even if it mostly involves listening, and pathetically little singing.
When rehearsals resume my voice will be out of shape but my desire will be strong!