More thanks and another pen jing update

Many thanks to RED of SD for the CD of Theodore Dubois: The Seven Last Words of Christ along with Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer.

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  1. What sort of plant is that? It looks like one of the hardy braodleaf evergreens, but I can’t tell which one.

  2. John Polhamus says:

    A few telling reflections on the Dubois “Seven Last Words” This is an excellent and underperformed oratorio, the reputation of which has suffered because of the epigrammatic excerpts published in the St. Gregory Hymnal, hideously truncated and entirely out of context. The first time I sang the baritone soli in this piece was also the first time I heard it in its entirety, and I noticed some similarities to the harmonic language of Gabriel Faure. Now there is a saying attributed to Verdi to the effect that “the most original geniuses are the ones who best conceal their sources!” “Ah-hah” I thought, “Dubois has lifted some ideas from one of the best!” Come to find out though, that instead of a second rate piece written by an admirer of Faure’s language at the turn of the 20th century, Dubois was in fact Faure’s teacher of harmony in conservatory, and the “Seven Last Words” was in fact a first rate and harmonically forward looking piece written as early as 1864! Bravo Th. Dubois – auger for a performance of his “Seven Last Words” near you!

  3. Michael says:

    I believe its a Serissa foetida. Don’t know the English name. It needs to be brought indoors in the winter, and given as much light as possible, but thrives outdoors in the summer in partial shade. When it’s done flowering, you can prune each new shoot back to four or five leaves to keep it compact.

  4. Michael: I believe it is Carmona microphylla.

  5. Christine says:

    Sorry, but I had to allay your concern about the word “Raddie.” I have twenty-something sons. The term “rad” for them has always been used in a very good way. It means awesome or great, something they really like.

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