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Happy New Year from Tonal Diversions!

I hope everyone had a safe ending to 2012 and that we’ll all have a great start to 2013!  I’m deciding which piece to discuss next here on the blog.  There are so many great pieces to choose from!

So to keep everyone entertained until then, here are some fun YouTube videos I’ve stumbled across:

Silent Monks Singing Alleluia – so clever!

Some more high school kids with the Super Mario Bros. Theme, performed by a clarinet quartet (3 B♭ clarinets, which are the standard instruments found in bands, and one bass clarinet)

And in honor of our Christmas trip to Walt Disney World (which was lots of fun!), here’s one of my favorite Disney medleys as performed by the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet.  I love their creativity and humor!  They’ve even tackled Lady Gaga 🙂 Here’s a good chance to see what a bassoon is and hear how it sounds.

(BTW, Aladdin is playing a contra-bassoon.  It’s awesome. Its range is one octave lower than the bassoon.)

I hope you liked these quick treats.  I’ll be back soon to discuss another great piece of music!

Lori Archer Sutherland

Lori Archer Sutherland earned a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She composes, performs, and teaches clarinet. She plays bass clarinet with the Crystal Lake Community Band and the Woodstock City Band, clarinet with Winds Off the Lake Woodwind Quintet, and is the founder and organizer of the Knock on Wood Clarinet Choir, where she plays an even bigger clarinet. Check out her site and podcast at tonaldiversions.com

2 Responses

  1. writerdotmom says:

    I love this so much! You made my day. 🙂

  2. bclplyr says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

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