Sunday, March 26, 2006


So pastor scolded us in church this morning. He said that he doesn't understand why, when he announced the absolution, most of us just mumbled the response. Which got me to thinking, is it really so easy to become so complacent that the forgiveness of sins is just another everyday thing?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

summer plans

My application for summer research in the Neurology department has been approved. I bet that in a couple of months I'll be wondering why I ever let myself get into this. :P

In other news, I am now beginning to prepare for my pre-professional jury, as well as trying to dig up more pieces for the Lenten recitals. Current thoughts:

Holy Faith Catholic: 2 pieces from the Ave Maris Stella suite by Dupre
First Methodist: Ich ruf zu dir by Bach, as well as a couple more that I need suggestions for...

For the jury:

Canzona Prima by Frescobaldi
Fantasia and Fugue in c minor by Bach
Nun danket alle Gott by Karg-Elert
Les Anges by Messiaen

Add that to papers and tests...ugh.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Hymn of the randomly changing very long period of time

I played Bach's ornamented chorale of this hymn yesterday at a Lenten recital. Interestingly, though it's in my Orgelbuchlein, it's not in either of my hymnals. Does anyone else have it?

O Mensch, Bewein' Dein' Sunde Gross

O man, bewail thy grievous fall
For which Christ left His Father's hall
And came to earth from heaven.

He of a virgin maiden pure
Was born of man the Saviour sure
And came earth's ills to leaven.

The dead He raised again to life
The sick He loosed from pain and strife
Until the time appointed

That He for us should shed His blood
And take on Him our sins' dark load
Stretched on the cross accursed

I'm off... DC for the weekend. Don't miss me everyone. (Not that I've been around much lately...I'm trying to think up good blog posts, I swear. ;-) )

Friday, March 10, 2006

Happy birthday to me.

Yet another year I have been terrorizing the planet.

Feel free to send me stuff. ;-)