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Slideshow production update! [Jul. 20th, 2006|10:15 am]
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[Current Location |Hesburgh Cluster]
[was I glad? |optimisticoptimistic]
[hark I hear? |Messe Sollemne by Vierne]

Hey everyone! It's been a great and busy summer thus far, but I'll probably have the final version of the slideshow done soon!

The production process is simple and is as follows:
1.  Organize the files -- see what I actually have and remove duplicates.
2.  Figure out which pictures were used in the slideshow and re-order them.
3.  Make the slideshow!
I know it sounds complicated, but I finished step 1 this morning. Hopefully this should be done about a week from now. :-)

...And if you're curious, step 1 was difficult -- I went from 2153 MB of files down to 1339 MB without deleting any pictures. At least everything's organized now!

Have a great summer everyone! :-)
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papal quotations from your resident protestant [Jul. 8th, 2006|01:42 pm]
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"The singing of the Church comes ultimately out of love. It is the utter depth of love that produces the singing. "Cantare amantis est", says St. Augustine, singing is a lover's thing. In so saying, we come again to the trinitarian interpretation of Church music. The Holy Spirit is love, and it is he who produces the singing. He is the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit who draws us into love for Christ and so leads to the Father." (The Spirit of the Liturgy, p 142)

I get bored. But it's a great quote ;)
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because I love you all [Jun. 1st, 2006|09:59 am]
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[was I glad? |amusedamused]

Tune: St. Denio (Immortal, Invisible, unless you're looking at a Catholic hymnal)

Immoral, impossible, God only knows
How tenors and basses, sopranos, altos
At service on Sunday are rarely the same,
As those who on Thursday to choir practice came.

Unready, unable to sight read the notes,
Nor counting, nor blending, they tighten their throats.
The descant so piercing is soaring above.
The melody only a mother could love.

They have a director, but no one knows why,
No one in the choir deigns to turn him an eye.
It's clear by his waving; he wants them to look,
But each of them stands with his nose in the book.

Despite the offences, the music rings out.
The folks in the pews are enraptured, no doubt,
Their faces are blissful; their thoughts are so deep.
But it is no wonder for they are asleep.

I must agree with the purveyor of this gem that it is one for the hymn books ;)
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Modern Remix of Psalm 23 [May. 23rd, 2006|04:30 pm]
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[was I glad? |cheerfulcheerful]

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not flunk.
He keepeth me from lying down when I should be studying.
He leadeth me beside the water cooler for a study break.
He restores my faith in study guides.
He leads me to better study habits
For my grades' sake.

Yea, tho' i walk through the valley of borderline grades,
I will not have a nervous breakdown;
For Thou art with me;
My prayers and my friends, they comfort me.

Thoust givest me the answers in moments of blankness;
Thou anointest my head with understanding.
My test paper runneth over with questions I recognize.

Surely passing grades and flying colors shall follow me
all the days of examinations;
And I shall not have to dwell in this university

[Hat tip: Paul Zinnecker]
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2006|12:31 pm]
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Oh, yeah, kinda forgot I was a moderator of this LJ community. Heh, thanks Dan. Hmmm...what's to say? I graduated. I'm happy. I'll never forget all you Lit Choir people...it's been a great run; I only wish I could say I created this ball club. Peace out for now, but you'll be hearing from me again soon.
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(no subject) [Sep. 7th, 2005|11:05 pm]
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Apparently, this year's choir tour will take us to Boston via Columbus, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Providence.

Sounds good to me! :)
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(no subject) [Mar. 10th, 2005|02:42 pm]
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So was everyone excited to see the Vierne Solemn Mass reappear in your boxes??? ;)
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Shamelessly plugging a new singer's bulletin board! [Jan. 27th, 2005|01:24 pm]
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Last week the London Choral Studio started up a Bulletin Board on it's website. As well as a means of communicating with the choir (rehearsal info etc) there are also a number of public forums for general music interest. It's mostly aimed at choral music, but not restricted just to that.


I want you all to

1. Register and use the boards. The more traffic there is on the board and the better the "community" becomes. Over time I hope it develops a broad base readership and becomes somewhere you can discuss singnig.

2. Spread the word on your friends journals and get them to sign up and use it. Many of you on my friends list have singing as one of your interests, and a few of you are members of choirs of various types and styles. Some of you even like "opera" (whatever that's all about?), and yes, there's even a warm welcome to you too!

The URL is: www.londonchoralstudio.com/bb>

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(no subject) [Dec. 3rd, 2004|11:32 pm]
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I thought it was about time that one of us updated this thing.

Do you like Advent Lessons and Carols? Okay with sharing the limelight with the folk choir? Discuss.

Do you miss Christina? (Yeas or nays okay on this one.)
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(no subject) [Nov. 18th, 2004|12:31 am]
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On some consideration, I've removed our fearless leaders' names from the interests section. It's not a big deal or anything (you can ask me about it in person), but I think we probably should be careful to lock anything that uses people's names and be judicious about what we say in a public forum.

I'm not always great about stuff like that myself, I know.


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