Suzanne's Soundtrack Sunday
However, since the book was taking so long from first the college bookstore, then I finally ordered via Amazon, I sent him an email. "There is a substantial amount of the coursework available on Blackboard. You could get a start on those items, then take the tests after the book arrives and you can review the chapters in question."
This made sense, so the night I submitted my Art History assignments, I started viewing the online program and reviewing the supplements to the text. If you'd never taken a music lesson or picked up an instrument, none of it would make sense. However, the first two hours of programming and chapters in the text were basic music theory. Cool. I was enjoying the classical performances, so that was a bonus.
Then I got the textbook and started in on reading the chapters. I popped in the first CD and discovered that disc two didn't come with the book as indicated. Crap. First an email to the book seller, then a look at the track listing for the disc.
Of the 16 tracks listed, I've got 5 (possibly six) of the tracks listed. Not ideal, but when you consider we're talking all classical music, that's probably more than the average student. I turned my attention to the disc I did have. I have more than half of those, albeit different performances (except the E Power Biggs recording-that's identical)
What are the odds? It's not even a case of Ed had some and I had the others-they all were my discs.
The plan is that when I go to pay rent, I'll drag the laptop over to the campus and see if they've got a copy of the book with the CDs in the library. This way, I can copy it to the hard drive for the duration of the class or until the replacement disc shows up from the seller.
Best part? One of the songs? I have two choir recordings in which I sing the Alto for All County and Tenor for the high school choir. I find it pretty cool that "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place" by Brahms, shows up as part of the curriculum of a college class 25 years after those performances.
(Yes, I know that this is "How Lovely are Thy Dwellings", but it is the Brahms piece. The other good recording was the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and I found it annoying that they took a section that is supposed to be legato and fluid and performed it staccato and nearly march like. It was too jarring, thus the inaccurate wording, but wonderful performance.)