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  • Simply beautiful. Sometimes I just need to hear something or see something beautiful even if it is sad. Lately for me it is the SF Gay Men’s Chorus: Testimony (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XZRNL9ZnyM), but this is equally moving, and I needed it today.

  • “A philosophical knitter.” Is there any other kind?

  • Talking to kids is hard…here is an excellent lit of how to do it well.
    http://www.schoolcrisisconsultant.com/Home/talking-to-children-about-traumatic-events

  • Thanks for this post. I’m a classically trained musician – I graduated with an MM last Spring in music performance. I knew how important a role Sir Colin Davis played in my life and the lives of my fellow musicians, but to see his life celebrated by those outside of music community is very heartening.

  • What Renee said!

  • I love this piece of music and wonderful to find out about his knitting.

  • I love this piece of music and wonderful to find out about his knitting.

  • That is so lovely. Sorrowful, but there is always something in the beauty of musical sadness that lifts my soul and keeps me going. I have always thought that knitting and music live in the same quiet part of corner of my soul.

  • Isn’t this what the Greeks taught us? That one of the great roles of art is to be a cathartic experience, a balm to the human soul and to ease the human condition. Some times the best way to deal with grief is to feel it deep to our bones, and often times we call on the artists to be the vehicle (or conductor) for that journey. A beautiful post that ties this world together a little bit more.

  • Thank you for this post. I had the great privilage of performing this piece (but not under this great man). It is truely beautiful. Another beautiful soul has passed. What a lovely way to honour him.

  • Thank you for this post. I had the great privilage of performing this piece (but not under this great man). It is truely beautiful. Another beautiful soul has passed. What a lovely way to honour him.

  • when i was growing up born nj our family
    was sent to ma by the company my dad worked for
    simmons the original companmy we lived in waban
    came to love this part of our country
    my heart is really heavey tonight
    i love boston

  • Thank you for sharing this recording, Ann. The opening! The fugues! The interplay between voice and instruments! The exquisitely slow tempo!
    I did not know that Sir Colin had died and I certainly did not know that he knit!
    My heart goes out to those who died or were injured and their families.
    minm

  • Confutatis maledictis!
    Amadeus does this so beautifully….