Notes

  • Covidtide

    After taking July off, our music blog is going to return here on a monthly basis, at least for a while. As we know, during the liturgical season o...

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    Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Tuesday, August 18, 2020

  • We're back

    Yes, we’re back in the nave, after almost exactly one calendar year. In late June 2019, we had one final Sunday in the nave, “Folding ...

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    Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Tuesday, June 16, 2020

  • Parish organists and pianists

    A moment of personal privilege here, please. Next Sunday (June 7) is the day I return to the world as the parish organist. This Sunday (May 31) is...

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    Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Jesus' full-circle moment

    Ascension Day is on Thursday this week. As Easter Day is always a Sunday, Ascension Day is always a Thursday, 40 days later. Pentecost is also alw...

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    Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • These virtual times

    Everything has changed. And I mean everything. Directing a socially distanced parish music program from home is not the easiest thing I have ever ...

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    Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Wednesday, May 13, 2020

  • Virtual Bread of Heaven

    Trying to stay on a work schedule at home is quite difficult, and I have not yet found the groove. There are too many distractions: laundry, televi...

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    Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  • Good Shepherd Sunday

    I maintain that those of us who are spiritually fed by liturgical worship traditions – namely Roman Catholics, Episcopalians/Anglicans, ...

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    Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  • Musical chestnuts or musical gems

    I once wrote a blog entry about those tunes that we cannot get out of our heads, better known as “earworms.” But what about those piec...

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    Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Wednesday, April 22, 2020

  • Believe it when you see it

    Perhaps one of the positives of physical distancing these days is the amount of quiet time in which we have available to think or reflect. Or for ...

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    Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Thursday, April 16, 2020

  • The Great Three Days

    Though I swore I would not write a COVID-19 blog entry, I did so last week, referencing the rebooting of the organ and the nave. As I am occasiona...

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    Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Wednesday, April 8, 2020