Thursday, April 3, 2008

In which Chorus has a Treat

So, in a couple of weeks, I'll be starting to take voice lessons with a very talented singer here in town, and I am very very excited. I think we're going to have a lot of fun together!

Yesterday, WH and I descended on our local music store to buy some new collections of music. I have one book of Italian love songs already, but I was hoping to have a little bit more variety of pieces to study. Like going to bookstores, or office supply stores, or CD stores, I love these kinds of shopping trips... It's all about the POTENTIAL. We had some good recommendations from my teacher and knew what we were looking for, so it didn't take long to find three good collections and spend a healthy sixty bucks!

So now, to go with the Italian love songs, I have a collection of English songs from the Renaissance through the Baroque period, a book of German art songs, and a good collection of sacred music that I can use for church. I'd like to add some French art songs as well, eventually, but this seems like a healthy start!


Rev SS said...

Good morning Chorus. Just reading your posts of last few days. (((o))) as you mourn loss of your granddad, and yay to voice lessons. (Didn't know cr was your mom, thanks for sharing)

Crimson Rambler said...

g'morning - sometime you must hear Anna Russell on the "singers of art songs"...tooooooo funny!

Jan said...

I am so impressed with anyone who can sing. So go, girl! You'll enjoy. It's a good thing to take up in this unsettled period. Make a joyous sound to the Lord.

Sue said...

How lovely! I took voice lessons several years ago. I don't have a lot of musical experience (or talent for that matter), but I had always wanted to sing.

It was so wonderful and gave me confidence in so many other areas of my life.

I actually sang a solo in church one Sunday. It was pretty good, but way too nerve-wracking to do often!