oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen

I Am Mighty

I went to the gym again this morning, despite it being a post-choir day (rehearsal ends at 10 pm, so I'm always short of sleep the day after). I lifted weights and did ten minutes of cardio, and made it to work with ten minutes to spare. Still figuring out how to save time here and there in the non-exercise parts, so I can use my lunch hour for workouts and not be gone for too awfully long. I am slightly stiff, but don't hurt.

Wrote just over 500 words at lunch yesterday. Brought netbook to hopefully get the same at lunch today.

We got the last (and most difficult) of the Macmillan pieces last night, a setting of "O Bone Jesu," to pair with the Carver setting of the same text. Hint: they are nothing alike! I've never sung this piece before, so that makes me happy, too.

Here are two of the pieces we're doing, performed by the Westminster Cathedral Choir. Please comment if you download, and also if you are a Macmillan fan. Or if I have converted you!

Christus Vincit, James Macmillan. Make sure to listen all the way to the end.

Kyrie, Mass, James Macmillan.

This is the recording: MacMillan: Mass and other sacred works.
Tags: music, singing
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