Thursday, March 26, 2009

Conducting the Road Not Taken

If you have never heard Frostiana: Seven Country Songs by Randall Thompson check out the selection below. If you like choral music (Miss Bun does, of course!) you should like this.
(Sorry for the link instead of the actual video but YouTube was being uncooperative.)

The Road Not Taken (click to see the video which features Jessica Israels' graduate choral conducting recital....Very well done!)

See the Happy Birthday to Robert Frost below.

by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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