Nothing deep here, just some fun for a Sunday.
The video is a TINY bit out of sync, but I really don’t care!
I got this from sixyearmed. I thoroughly enjoy her blog, although she’s by no means a daily poster. She’s a doctor: a young, thoughtful, caring pediatrician who is trying to marry her faith with what she sees around her. It seems to be an uphill battle. Good for her!
When I was younger (as in, WAYYY younger), I was in choir. I sang in elementary school, middle school, high school, college and church. I even sang overseas with American Music Abroad in 1987. Probably my most proud choral moment, though, happened in 1986 when I sang in the “District 12 Chorus” This was 29 of the area high schools–the best of the best. I was an Alto II (that would be VERY low for you non-choral people!).
Being that this was before the digital age, I have a record of the performance. We may or may not have a turntable buried in the basement somewhere, but even so, this record has not been played in at least the last 15 year (since I’ve been married). Who knows what reason the composer of one of the main pieces went through my head tonight while I was shopping on iTunes. Gloria by Poulenc was long, lovely and in Latin. I actually remember a fair amount of it. I even still have the sheet music to it. It in six different parts, all with different tempos, styles, lyrics and emotions. And it’s on YouTube! Not that you’d want to watch the whole thing (unless you are into that kind of thing!), but here’s the first part of it.
Thank you, Pragmatic Compendium, for sharing this!!!
Saw this on the Top 100 Most Iconic Internet Videos and absolutely loved it. Definitely worth the 6 minutes it takes.
To give myself a time out from the children (which I need in the summer, believe me!), I keep a fair amount of YouTube videos bookmarked. Yes, there are some serious ones that make me cry. But the vast majority of them are to make me smile–to get me out of the bad mood and more able to cope with “She’s Touching Me!” “Moooooommmmmm!”
May they help you in your time outs as well. You will need to turn up your speakers for the first one and then turn them back down again.
I saw this one time when the local PBS station was begging. Since then, my children and I have watched it tons of times. They adore The Blue Man Group. As do I. Our favorite part is actually before the woman starts to sing–when it’s just the instruments. Turning a piano on its side to play?? GENIUS!