Well, friends, I’ve avoided my blog for several weeks now; and would be content to keep avoiding it, were it not for the incredibly quotable Floyd. I simply cannot resist sharing this semester’s quotes from Choral Society. As always, I do promise to share my thoughts about the concert weekend at another time, and I do encourage you to go back and read Floyd’s Quotes, part I and part II. Without further adieu, I give you the Fall 2013 Floyd Quotes.
This must be good! I have a power point clicker!
They look good. The Choir In My Head sings them really well.
Tenors, if it’s too low, just look like you’re humming.
No tongue lifts.
Relax the collision.
6/8 is a rhythm pit.
I heard s-words.
11/8 — it’s slowing down; who cares how many beats there are? Don’t count.
We’re going to fermataize.
You’ve gotta breathe sooner than you must for life.
If you can’t be forgiven in a choir, there’s no forgiveness for you.
O come, all ye faithful, lalalalala, Amen. That’s the Reader’s Digest version.
Sing in English or Latin as you wish.
There should be a fermata. If you keep your eyes open, I’ll actually show it to you.
I have nightmares about 6/8 carols.
I’m going to do the music there, not the notes.
Thank you for being wrong with me in unison.
You’re different from everyone else. But you’re Altos. That explains everything.
Oh my gosh! I thought that would be pretty! It is!
I wrote down “slower.” I hope this is the slower I meant.
I release you from any note-reading responsibilities.
You must fight for your right to sing C.
Virgin Mary had a baby boy? Have the boy later.
You’re still trying to read the notes, aren’t you? Stop that.
Please make sure your “w” has a pitch.
Big space. Big open hole. Look through there before you go on.
Take your legato engine and stop it.
It’s a vowelless sound.
We are the singers who sing “duh.”
Relax the Men.
Hum in Polish.
I will not do the proper tempo, apparently.
About 80% of this piece is entirely logical.
There’s no way I’m going to conduct this one steady. Completely not steady.
I think I will always conduct 8th notes. Except when I don’t.
I may not do what you think I’m going to do.
Do more like you did before, but not quite.
The Choir In My Head has perfect legato.
A comma isn’t a comma unless I say it is a comma.
Make it sound important.
I’m gonna sleep on my tempo.
I recommend more air. At every moment.
I wish I knew what I was doing.
Allegretto? I don’t think so. For reading, we’re going to do slow-o.
Those chords are so interesting. Why should we go through them at 40 miles per hour?
I’m gonna be releasing some energy right there.
You’re all by yourself. Except when you split. Then you’re yourself and a half.
Kris: We’re doing so well they shut the door.
Nameless Soprano: Can we keep singing this til we get to Jesus?
Nameless Choir Member: Where are we not supposed to breathe? Floyd: Anywhere.
Wow! I didn’t realize Floyd gave me so many quotes this semester. It sure was fun! If you live in the Marquette area, please join us for Spring rehearsals. Contact me for details.