Tuesday, February 17, 2009

UBE Renamed

I forgot to announce, as of January 20, 2009, the official name of the Utah Baroque Ensemble has been changed to the Utah Barack Obamasemble.

Thank you, thank you.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Obama fulfills prophecy

For the past few months I have been reading Matthew 24, and came across this in verse 15

When ye therefore shall see the Obama-nation of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place.

Those with ears to hear, hear.
Hi, Richard here just inserting a favorite quotation so I'll know where to find it again.

If we consider and ask ourselves what sort of music we should wish to hear on entering a
church we should surely, in describing our ideal, say first of all that it must be something different from what is heard elsewhere; that it should be a sacred music, devoted to its purpose,

music whose peace would still passion, whose dignity should strengthen our faith, whose unquestion’d beauty should find a home in our hearts, to cheer us in life and death;

A music
worthy of the fair temples in which we meet and of the holy words of our liturgy;

A music whose
expression of the mystery of things unseen never allow’d any trifling motive to ruffle the sanctity of its reserve. What power for good such a music would have!

Robert Bridges, 1844-1930
Poet Laureate of Great Britain