Sunday, December 20, 2009

Silent Night

My friend John sent me email to remind me of one of the best Christmas songs I know of ...

Friday, December 18, 2009

[......................] of 2009

The lists are starting to appear now. Here are's Photos of the Year.

Part 1

Part 2

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Quatuor Ebène

Kronos is NOT the only game in town. Here is the Ebene Quartet, a French group, doing their take on the theme music from Pulp Fiction (remember that mind-bending film?):

Some background, in their own words:

You can bet I will be chasing down as much of their music as I can hear in the near future ... !

Sunday, December 6, 2009

In Mulieribus

Credit this discovery to Kim. Today she was looking for some new music more or less in keeping with this season to fill the house. (This comes on the heels of the annual Christmas program at EOU last night, where the highlight for me was the Chamber Choir doing Pavel Chesnokov's Salvation Is Created (but the EOU Faculty Klezmer Ensemble was a big hit, too).) But, anyway ...

In Mulieribus
is a Portland-based female vocal ensemble whose specialty is early music. If you like Anonymous 4, you will should love this group. Hear some of their work on their MySpace page: