December 19, 2011

Are met in thee

It's less than a week until Christmas, which means it's probably time for me to get my act together and get ready for this deluge of services. It also means it's time for that Christmas prerogative of organists everywhere, the willfully perverse reharmonization of familiar carols! This year, the changes really are changes (click to enlarge):

Happy Holidays! See you in 2012—when we'll run out this thirteenth b'ak'tun in style.

Think of it as maybe the soil of some great past civilization

Reviewing Cappella Clausura.
Boston Globe, December 19, 2011.

December 13, 2011

Ride pattern

New England's Prospect: Stolen Moments. The 2011 Boston Conservatory New Music Festival and BMOP cross paths with jazz.
NewMusicBox, December 13, 2011.

December 12, 2011

With care, in hopes

Reviewing Boston Baroque's Messiah.
Boston Globe, December 12, 2011.

To judge by the portion of the audience that stood for the "Hallelujah" chorus, Boston Baroque's audiences are far more contrarian than the Handel and Haydn Society's: whereas nearly everybody stood at H&H's performance, only about a third of the audience stood at Boston Baroque's.

December 07, 2011

Let nothing you dismay

Reviewing the Firebird Ensemble.
Boston Globe, December 7, 2011.

Also, this:

With Every Christmas Card I Write. Culture, copyright, and quantum measurement.
NewMusicBox, December 5, 2011.