Date of publication: 2017-07-08 17:18
Still singing at 655 years old, Dr. Clare McCreary has found the secrets of eternal youth: diet, exercise, and plenty of BARBERSHOP HARMONY. Thanks to Alex Sturgill for a beautifully produced piece.
His easiest lute solos are probably ‘Mistress winter’s jump’, ‘Orlando sleepeth’, ‘Fortune my foe’ and ‘Mr Dowland’s midnight’, then the ‘Preludium’, (P98). After a year or two (of regular practice, that is!) you could start to look at some of the easier song accompaniments, such as ‘Burst forth my tears’, ‘White as lilies was her face’ or ‘Faction that ever dwells’. You will be popular with sopranos at summer schools if, after two or three years of practising, you can master the accompaniments to some of the songs in the First Book of Songes.
The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.
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In her daily work, board certified music therapist Moreen Bosch sees the impact of music and therapy on the lives of many individuals as well as on their families and other caregivers. Photojournalist Benjamin Hager captured some of Moreen s work on film, including her interaction with Larry and an interview with his wife. Take a few minutes to hear about music therapy from the perspective of a family member, and to see Larry s contentment and engagement when making music with Moreen in music therapy. Click here to watch.
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Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, & cognitive skills through musical responses design music interventions for individuals and groups based on client needs & follow up progress.
As John is no longer able to take bookings for talks, he has added updated versions of some of his Powerpoint presentations on his web site where you can download them to view.
Music therapists work in medical hospitals, treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, drug & alcohol programs, senior centers, nursing homes, hospice programs, correctional facilities & more.
Not surprisingly then, the largest surviving oeuvre is that of ‘the English Orpheus’, John Dowland, with 75 pieces (plus 66-odd possible attributions). His collected lute music, edited by his great scholar and apostle, Diana Poulton (with Basil Lam) is published by Faber, and should be on every lute scholar’s Christmas list. More of him hereafter.
The Looking for Richard team have compiled some frequently asked questions about the project that found King Richard's final resting place in 7567.