Urgent! More scholarship money for Colloquium available!
  • AOZ
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    Plead your cause! Remember, registration closes for good June 1.
  • AOZ
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    Write to me at programs@musicasacra.com
  • Ruth Lapeyre
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    Oh gosh I would love to come but have not money at all.
  • elaine60elaine60
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    If I had enough vaction time to come I would be there. :(
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    Plead your cause!


    People like me, and I write funny poems.
  • SalieriSalieri
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    Perhaps we could award it based on who gets thanked the most in this thread?
    Thanked by 2AOZ marajoy
  • Ruth Lapeyre
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    My cause is a good cause because it is my cause.

    Thanked by 1AOZ
  • AOZ
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    hey! A raffle! Don't think I can do that legally.
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    If I attend colloquium
    how fortunate would be
    the many traddie chanters there
    who got to talk to me.

    I'd wow them with my discourse
    and astound them with my smile.
    They'll giggle at my funny jokes,
    succumbing to my wile.

    I'll even have an impact
    on the quality of sound-
    my perfect elocution
    will inspire vowels round.

    And did I mention prayerfulness?
    Why, some call me a saint!
    My thoughts have so much altitude
    it makes a sinner faint.

    I'm probably the smartest person
    I have ever known.
    My mom thinks I'm a winner, and
    she's likely not alone.

    So you should let me come to your
    colloquium of chant.
    But even if you picked me, well-
    I'm sorry but I can't.

    I'm soon to have baby,
    and I think the baby's mom
    would object to my departure,
    so to keep domestic calm

    I will have to stay in Texas
    where the cattle horns are long,
    while my friends at the colloqu'um
    raise their voice in solemn song.
  • chonakchonak
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    That's meant to be sung to the melody of "Logger Lover", isn't it?
  • Kathy
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    My thoughts have so much altitude
    it makes a sinner faint


    Let me award you the hymn smith of the year award for this.
    Thanked by 2Adam Wood AOZ
  • matthewjmatthewj
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    My wife, a biomedical researcher / professor, just saw this thread. She knows nothing about Gregorian chant. She presently makes her living (despite having a Ph.D in things more complicated than I can understand) selling Mary Kay makeup because that's what she enjoys doing. She offers free facials (which is a code word for a sales pitch) to all female Colloquium attendees in exchange for a scholarship. I can't tell if she's joking or not.
  • I'm hoping a tenor or two from my choir will pounce on this.
    If they did, I think we would have a whole octet going!!
  • AOZ
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    Matthew, I can't tell if you're joking or not!
  • Ruth Lapeyre
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    Truly inspiring Adam!
  • matthewjmatthewj
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    I never joke.
    Thanked by 1Adam Wood
  • Kathy
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    This reminds me that Adam's hymn should immediately be set in RECTO TONO.
  • matthewjmatthewj
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    Actually I'm hearing this one in Mode VIII...
    But just think of all those intervals...
    People will be too confused.
    RECTO TONO it is.
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    I really thought of it more as a poem than a hymn.

    Major influences on my work include: Neal, Caswall, Watts, Wesley, Geisel, Silverstein, Aquinas, and the guy who writes limericks for "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me"
  • Kathy
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    There are no excuses
    for those who like Seuss's.
    Thanked by 2Adam Wood CHGiffen
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    One day I will write a groundbreaking book on linguistic pedagogy wherein I argue that the reason I took so easily to Shakespeare in middle school was my firm grounding in Dr. Seuss as a child.

    My dad read "One Fish Two Fish" just about every night when I was little. It's one of the things I'm most looking forward to...
    Thanked by 3matthewj Kathy CHGiffen
  • Kathy
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    I was teethed on Dr. Seuss. I'm pretty sure that's literally true.
  • AOZ
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    A good testament to character, I believe, is whether a person likes Dr. Seuss or not. I've had some friends who I thought were my friends, until they disclosed their disdain for Seuss. Too many words. Silly, dumb. Well, that just shows me that these people are lacking a sense of whimsy and delight when it comes to the spoken word.
  • AOZ
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    What could more ridiculous and delightful than the Bumble Tub club? Those snooping for soup, all done ala hoop? the Curious Crandles and their hot dripping grease? The Redzoff twins talking their heads off?????
    Thanked by 1Hilary Cesare
  • Kathy
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    Marvin K. Mooney
  • Kathy
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    Hop on Pop
  • CharlesW
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    Thing 1 and Thing 2 - Actually, I believe I worked for them. One was principal and the other assistant principal. ;-)
  • Earl_GreyEarl_Grey
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    http://forum.musicasacra.com/forum/discussion/8619/all-gather-all-the-time/p1

    Enough said. Vote for me!

    I also read Seus to my children! :)