Tuesday, October 28, 2008


My daughter recently showed us a site that she and her music friends find pretty humorous. Here at home we've been listening to her prepare excerpts for a couple of upcoming auditions, and on this site, Trumpet Bloopers, there is a recording of a standard trumpet piece that allegedly was sent in to the Boston Symphony as an audition tape. Since we've heard the piece played well by a number of trumpet students, we howled at this version of it:

Hummel.mp3 (832k)

I traditionally have our choir end the Easter service with "The Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah", which, for us, is a pretty big deal to prepare. As the director, I know anything can happen, whether it's a whole section losing it's place (which has happened-what a train wreck!) or the the sopranos and tenors losing a grip on the high notes (so far, so good). I always hold my breath and hope that we don't manage to have something like this happen:

MessiahOrganistOnCrack.mp3 (6829k) (the title is his, not mine)

They were doing so well, I really feel bad for them! But how can you not laugh?

If you're a musician, or ever sat through student recitals, you may chuckle at some other things he has posted on this site, all meant in good fun, and proof that perfection is, indeed, a rarity.

1 comment:

Lady Sterling said...

Hilarious! I would have crawled under the bench!