March 28th, 2009


One More for the Depression Playlist

My friend Donna mentioned a John Dowland piece, "In Darkness Let Me Dwell," as a Really Cool Song that I should consider learning. This morning, I went to YouTube and listened to Christina Hogman's version of it.

*giggles hysterically*

It's one of those "Let me slit my wrists in front of you now." songs.

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I don't think I can sing it--because I'd have to burst out laughing, at some point of it, just to lighten the mood.

Even weirder, apparently, this is offered as a freaking ringtone! Can you imagine having that on your phone?!

I think "You Stay Here" is a more upbeat piece, and that's a truly scary thought. :)
  • Current Mood
    chipper chipper

And the NATS Result Is...

I made semi-finalist!!!

That means that either my cumulative averaged score from the three judges was 90 or higher, or two of the three judges scored me at 90 or higher. I don't have my score sheets back, yet; I'll get them at my next voice lesson.

Either way, it's an improvement over last year's audition--and, as far as I was concerned, a noticeable improvement! I didn't run out of breath, and my voice sounded good and full, to me. Also, I demonstrated the ability to express romantic joy and playfulness in my first piece, immediately followed by crushing loss in the second song.

The room in which I sang was a lot smaller this year than last, with better acoustics, which helped, as I still have a small voice.

But I am still totally thrilled! :D I sang:

1. "Deh, vieni, non tardar" - W. A. Mozart, from Le Nozze di Figaro
2. "Le Couteau" - Nadia Boulanger
3. "The Lowest Trees Have Tops" - John Dowland, from lyrics by Sir Edward Dyer

I hope to improve enough to make finalist in 2010.
  • Current Music
    "Le Couteau" - Nadia Boulanger