"Agnus Dei" (Georges Bizet)

Talk of recycling or repurposing often includes tires, newspapers, pallets, books (shudder!), cooking oil and plastic bottles.  What does that have to do with music?  Of all man-made things, music is surely towards the top of the list of things that have been recycled.  A few notes, a phrase, a theme or entire song may show…

"March of the Kings"

I really wish I could remember the name of my sixth grade music teacher.  I would like to thank her.  She was a wonderful woman, patiently trying to coax music out of a group of kids who really didn’t want to sing (a challenge for which I have recently gained new appreciation).  I was the…