Monday Meme: Music and Lust, which are, after all, pretty much the same thing…

…aren’t they?

Your Taste in Music:

Classic Rock: Highest Influence
80’s Alternative: High Influence
80’s R&B: High Influence
90’s Pop: High Influence
Progressive Rock: High Influence

So, no, I’m not surprised that Classic Rock is my largest influence.

But there’s no mention of classical music. And speaking of which: someone on a listserv I monitor wanted to find a list of all the symphonies in the country and beyond. The two I’m citing do that, but there’s more.

At Meet the Music, there is a narrative and sonic section called “Meet the Composer”, where one can get a sense of the music of a variety of contemporary as well as old-line composers.

The American Symphony Orchestra League offers research, including a 260-page PDF about the 2005-2006 season.

The most frequently performed work: Beethoven’s 7th Symphony – 89 times
(Contemporary: Joan Tower, Made in America (2004) – 58)
Most frequent composer performed: Mozart – 1453 times
(American: Aaron Copland – 201)
(Living American: Joan Tower 81)
It’s funny, not necessarily in the ha-ha sense, that it almost always feels about a week before our Advent and Good Friday VESPERS service that we’re going to crash and burn, yet it generally comes out all right. See if luck holds:
The Chancel choir and orchestra of First Presbyterian Church, 362 State Street, Albany, under the direction of Victor Klimash, will perform Mozart’s Vesperae de Dominica as part of an Advent Vespers service on Sunday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m.
The program is free. Parking available on the street or in Washington Park.

Your Lust Quotient: 45%

You are definitely a lustful person, but you do a good job of hiding it.
Your friends would be surprised to know that you’re secretly very wild!

OK, I admit it; I changed the word your to you’re in the latter meme.

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

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