Music & “Shufflemancy”

Divination is not one of my talents. I’ve pretty well noted before that being head blind makes that a very difficult skill set for me to learn. Because I don’t get any notice right away that I’m doing something right or wrong. In a nutshell: I can do divination, but I don’t get any kind […]

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Ancient Music: Boethius

“If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?” – one of the oft-quoted Roman philosophers who was born four years after the Western Roman Empire ‘technically’ ceased to exist, Boethius or Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius (480 AD – 525 AD) held many offices, including… via […]

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Solfeggietto

This reminds me of childhood. I don’t know how many people remember the game Treasure Mountain! — but that’s where I first heard this. (Gods, I can’t believe that it’s been probably 20 years since I played this game) It was the soundtrack behind solving all sorts of puzzles and trying to beat the game […]

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To Be Human

So, I really love this song. I mean…beyond the fact that it’s in my favorite summer movie of the year. I’m staking it as favorite though, because nothing else that’s been advertised since this summer has seemed nearly as interesting or likely to be good. There’s just something nice about this song. It kind of […]

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O vos angeli

Sequentia did a massive cycle of Hildegard von Bingen’s musical works. I’m a fan of it, and I finally got my hands on the whole set: 900 Years Hildegard von Bingen. It’s great, and this is part of it, and also from an earlier album of theirs, too. — this is just a nice little […]

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The Bells of Zlonice

Symphony No. 1 in C minor “The Bells of Zlonice” – Antonín Dvořák I’ve mentioned before that I adore Dvořák, he’s one of my favorite composers. And I really, truly adore his work. My favorite opera is his Rusalka, which is just glorious. This one though, it’s kind of special to listen to. He composed it […]

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Master and Commander

Well…I love classical music. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that before. If not, surprise! I truly, deeply love classical. I think I’ve had a deep love of it ever since my 2nd grade teacher (who was a trained opera singer!!) used to sing opera to us in class, or play it. Sometimes you just really […]

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I See Fire

This is a song I loved from when it came out with the movie, which is how I first heard it. I’m not normally a fan of Ed Sheeran, but this is glorious. But it’s just a kind of song that speak to me, on several levels. It’s got all sorts of imagery (obviously, sorry) […]

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