Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mozart Missa Solemnis C minor KV 139 Waisenhausmesse

The Portrait of a kind Smile – Natalie Portman (Digital Oil Painting) (My Digital Oil Paintings)

The Portrait of a kind Smile - Natalie Portman (Digital Oil Painting)

The Portrait of a kind Smile – Natalie Portman (Digital Oil Painting)

Super Awesome: Most Likes in One Day at euzicasa (467) on MARCH 31, 2013 Thank you friends!

Most Likes in One Day at euzicasa (467) Thank you friends!

Most Likes in One Day at euzicasa (467) Thank you friends!

Thank you friends!

Changing a photo into a realistic oil painting (chinese narration+english subs)


Inside the Vatican Palace_view of the vatican Gardens and Palace_ February 1984- End of Anno Sancto 1983 (my photo Collection)

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Inside the Vatican Palace, view of the vatican Gardens and Palace, February 1984, End of Anno Sancto 1983, (my photo Collection),
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Capella Sistina February 1984-Anno Sancto 1983

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Mozart – Missa Brevis in C, K. 317 [complete] (Coronation Mass) (The extraordinary musical dialogue only Mozart could compose!)

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The Krönungsmesse (German for Coronation Mass) (Mass No. 15 in C major, KV 317; sometimes Mass No. 16), composed in 1779, is one of the most popular of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s 17 extant settings of the Ordinary of the Mass. This setting, like the majority of Mozart’s mass settings, is a Missa brevis, or short mass (as opposed to the more formal Solemn Masses or High Masses, known as Missae solemnes). This Mass was completed on March 23, 1779 in Salzburg. Mozart had just returned to the city after 18 months of fruitless job hunting in Paris and Mannheim, and his father Leopold promptly got him a job as court organist and composer at Salzburg Cathedral. The mass was almost certainly premiered there on Easter Sunday April 4, 1779. Contrary to common misunderstandings, it was not intended for the church of Maria Plain near Salzburg, and was probably not performed at the Imperial coronations in Prague in 1790 and 1792. It appears to have acquired the nickname “Coronation” at the Imperial court in Vienna in the early nineteenth century. In the following century, Joseph Haydn alluded to this Mass in his Harmoniemesse. Structure:
1. Kyrie
2. Gloria
3. Credo
4. Sanctus
5. Benedictus
6. Agnus Dei
The work is scored for SATB soloists and chorus, 2 violins, “Bassi”, 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, 3 trombones (which reinforce the alto, tenor and bass) and organ. Notable is the lack of violas, typical of music written for Salzburg, and the vague name “basses” for the stave shared by organ, bassoon (specified only in the Credo), Cello and Double bass. Among the original parts is one for “Violone”, a slippery term sometimes implying a 16′ bass but also used for the 8′ Bass violin.
The Kyrie, Gloria and Credo all begin emphatically in C-major with an almost military rhythm. The soloists contrast with the larger forces of the choir, often as a quartet. Of note in this regard are the central Adagio section of the Credo at Et incarnatus est, and the surprise of the Benedictus after the chorus has already declaimed the Hosanna. These musical breaks mimic what is occurring in the Mass at these points, and serve to link the music to the proper forum for which it was intended: The Traditional Roman Catholic Mass. Rubrics require the congregation to change from a standing position to a kneeling position at the ‘incarnatus’ out of respect for the Incarnation of Christ: hence the musical break. Similarly, only the first verse of the ‘Sanctus’ is sung before the Consecration, the ‘Benedictus’ verse is required to be sung afterward, according to the rubrics of the Mass. This required rubrical division often results in the verses appearing in music as two separate movements, although they are thematically joined. In the Credo, Mozart introduces the trombones for the Crucifixus and using a chromatic fourth in the bass. The soprano solo of the Agnus Dei exhibits melodic similarities to and may foreshadow “Dove sono”, the Countess’ main aria from Le nozze di Figaro
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Basilica San Pietro, Vatican- Capella Sistina February 1984-Anno Sancto 1983 ( my Photo Collection)

Basilica San Pietro, Vatican- Capella Sistina February 1984

Basilica San Pietro, Vatican- Capella Sistina February 1984

Piazza San Pietro_ Rome February 1984 (Per pedes apostolorum) (my Photo Colection)

Piazza San Pietro_ Rome February 1984202

Piazza San Pietro_ Rome February 1984 (Per pedes apostororum)

Piazza San Pietro_ Rome February 1984 – Via della Conciliazione (my photo Collection?Private Reserve?)

Piazza San Pietro_ Rome February 1984 - Via della Conciliazione

Piazza San Pietro_ Rome February 1984 – Via della Conciliazione

Bucegi Mountains, Romania Crucea Caraiman 1981 (my Photo Collection)

Bucegi Mountains, Romania Crucea Caraiman 1981

Bucegi Mountains, Romania Crucea Caraiman 1981

Muntii Bucegi, Romania – Coltii Morarului 1981 (My Photo Collection)

Muntii Bucegi, Romania - Coltii Morarului 1981

Muntii Bucegi, Romania – Coltii Morarului 1981

First day of the 10 days along the Meridional Carpatians: Bucegi, Caraiman, Plaiul Foii, Curmatura Zarnei, Urlea, Sambata, Suru.


WOW, now that tells you something!

Federal Courts Dismiss Activists’ ‘ALDF’ Anti-Foie Gras Suit

Boycott Foie Gras!

Greylag Goose

Please, wait…Can we talk about this?

Day One

Today I was taking photos of Wilson playing stick at one of his favourite beaches on the Thames near our house, and I saw some lovely geese.  Our common geese are the larger Canada Geese so it is nice to see others.  These ones seemed to want to be photographed today 🙂

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Pope Francis gives Urbi et Orbi Easter message

Published on Mar 31, 2013

After Easter Sunday Mass on Sunday, March 31, 2013, Pope Francis gave his “Urbi et Orbi” Easter blessing and message to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square. For more coverage of Holy Week, visit

obezitatea si optuzitatea merg mana-n mana cu indiferenta

obezitatea si optuzitatea merg mana-n mana cu indiferenta

Zero Privacy? FBI to spy in real-time on web chats

I think now I know why WordPress won’t allow blocking features on blogs

Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News

Published on Mar 29, 2013

Web users’ online communications may be about to get a wider and possibly unwanted audience. The FBI is seeking more powers to spy on people’s emails and internet chats in real time. The proposals have already been met with criticism, that they are a complete breach of privacy. RT’s Marina Portnaya reports.

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This is a little video I made with some pictures from Fagaras Mountains (May 2008) Song: Phoenix- Mugur de fluier

Mondial-Atat de frageda

Gică Petrescu -Astă seară nimeni să nu doarmă

Quotation: Anais Nin on Inspiration

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.

Anais Nin


Published on May 18, 2012

I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail
Yes I would.
If I could,
I surely would.
I’d rather be a hammer than a nail.
Yes I would.
If I only could,
I surely would.
Away, I’d rather sail away
Like a swan that’s here and gone
A man get tied up to the ground
He gives the earth
It’s saddest sound,
It’s saddest sound.
I’d rather be a forest than a street.
Yes I would.
If I could,
I surely would.
I’d rather feel the earth beneath my feet,
Yes I would.
If I only could,
I surely would….

El Condor Pasa (Daniel Alomia Robles – Peru) – live – CantoAndino


Composicion de Daniel Alomia Robles, Peruano. Quizas la cancion que mas representa la musica Andina en el mundo. Obviamente, NO es un tema de Simon & Garfunkel, quienes utilizaron esta melodia en uno de sus albumes en los sesentas y este se convirtio en un “hit” mundial. Presentamos aca una version al vivo citando un arreglo del grupo Boliviano “Los de Canata”, de un LP que publicaron a mediados de los setenta y que marco un hito en definir estilos nuevos en la musica Andina.


Composed by D. Robles, Peru. Perhaps THE most representative song from the Andes folklore. Obviously, NOT composed by Simon & Garfunkel, but the arrangement they made in the 60ies using this melody boosted them and the song to a world hit. This version quotes elements of an arrangement made in the 70ies by LOS DE CANATA (Bolivia).

12 Girls Band – 女子十二楽坊 – El cóndor pasa (Original Music Video)

Original video clip of this beloved peruvian melody!
The version of the 12 Girls Band, unlike Simon & Gurfunkel’s, rescues the original score with two traditional and clearly defined parts adding the elegance and nuances of China traditional music. This is the characteristic of the 12GB’s music.
“El condor pasa” became very popular in Asia and around the world because of Paul Simon’s version called “If I Could “, the song he composed in 1970. In fact, many East and famous singers like Teresa Teng perfomed versions of “Condor Pasa” in Chinese.
As we know, the original piece (a zarzuela), belongs to the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles. It was composed in 1913 and registered in 1933. Also from 2004 is considered as “Cultural Heritage of Peru” by a resolution of the INC and the Peruvian government. In the same resolution was declared “cultural interest” all the rich and voluminous work Alomía Robles includes more than 900 pieces of music.
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El Condor Pasa – George Zamfir

The Lonely Shepherd (Kill Bill Soundtrack) Gheorghe Zamfir

“Onna no Jyumon” by Kaji Meiko

“Onna no Jyumon” the track from Meiko Kaji’s Zhenkyoku Shu CD

Urami Bushi – Meiko Kaji (English Translation)

A beautiful song, I picked from Kill Bill, vol.2, I think.

That movie had a magnificent soundtrack, and one of the best dialogued screenplays ever. 

Sakura (Cherry Blossoms”- Japanese Folk Music

Unreported Side Effects of Drugs Are Found Using Internet Search Data, Study Finds

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Paper to Use

Using data drawn from queries entered into Google, Microsoft and Yahoo search engines, scientists at Microsoft, Stanford and Columbia University have for the first time been able to detect evidence of unreported prescription drug side effects before they were found by the Food and Drug Administration’s warning system.


Software and Side Effects

Using automated software tools to examine queries by six million Internet users taken from Web search logs in 2010, the researchers looked for searches relating to an antidepressant, paroxetine, and a cholesterol lowering drug, pravastatin. They were able to find evidence that the combination of the two drugs caused high blood sugar.

The study, which was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association on Wednesday, is based on data-mining techniques similar to those employed by services like Google Flu Trends, which has been used to give early warning of the prevalence of the sickness…

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wilie nelson blue skies

Egypt’s Christians fear ‘things will only get worse’ for them under Islamic fundamentalist rule

Beautiful Romania : Fagaras Fortress.

Creative Gardening

Any herb and spices, please

Victim of Communism Warns America

Published on Feb 27, 2013

On this February 26,2013 broadcast of The Infowars Nightly News,David Knight speaks with Virginia Prodan who lived under Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.

She warns of america on the same road to communism that Romania fell under.


The Fagaras Resistance March (Marşul rezistentei făgărăşene) English subtitl

Published on Jan 21, 2013

The music and the lyrics belong to Nicolae Mazilu a member of Grupul Carpatin Făgărășan (…), an armed group lead by Ion Gavrila Ogoranu (…). They fought against Communism in Fagaras Mountains between 1950 – 1956.


Mihaela Pitigoi – Caval Muzic from Transylvania

Popas Folcloric la Absolut Tv

Romanian flute (caval) is a musical instrument similar to a flute with five holes, but more than this, made ​​wooden maple and hazel .

Romanian flute is an instrument aerophone large family belonging to the PDO whistles. Due to its length, Knight was forced to adopt a different grifură that develops serious registry status scale minor chromatic defects. In medium Register acute initial scale can be complete with upper harmonics of the fundamental steps. Although musical practice meet some tools of this kind, which are less compatible with tempered initial design grifurii Knight is a well thought out constructive compromise. At Knight, the distance required for a tone interval between two holes is greater than the physical possibilities they have a person (fingers to zoom to each other). For this reason, the distance between adjacent holes covered fingers of the hands are limited in physical appearance at an interval of one semitone. Grifura instrument (five holes – two plus three) uses the following grouping of fingers: the left hand is used three fingers and two fingers on his right hand (with intervals between them of a semitone). Between the two groupings of fingers (actually between the two hands) is left away comprising a second interval increased (a tone and a semitone). At caval I met were the sounds basic tools: from sound to sound soil do 1. If higher harmonics issue, cavalurile not respond in the same way. Sound differences arising between instruments of the same type (affecting intonation and ambitus) is because that size tubes are designed differently by traditional builders. The instrument shown is compatible with temperate and is fundamentally sound, and sound. He was purchased from a traditional craftsman Arges (Ion Arsene), is a recent construction.


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Quotation: Charles Dickens

It was on one of those mornings, common in early spring, when the year, fickle and changeable in its youth like all other created things, is undecided whether to step backward into winter or forward into summer.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: CÉSAR CHÁVEZ (1927)

César Chávez (1927)

As the child of Mexican-American migrant laborers, Chávez spent his childhood in a succession of migrant camps, attending 65 different elementary schools. After a two-year stint in the Navy, he returned to migrant farm work and, in 1962, began organizing the largely Latino farmworkers of Arizona and California. A charismatic figure, he used strikes and nationwide boycotts to win union recognition and contracts from California grape and lettuce growers. How long did the first strike last? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: EXILED DALAI LAMA ARRIVES IN INDIA (1959)

Exiled Dalai Lama Arrives in India (1959)

Tenzin Gyatso—better known as the Dalai Lama—was installed as the spiritual and political leader of Tibet before he reached the age of five. He was a teenager when China took control of Tibet, and subsequent suppression forced him flee to the northern Indian city of Dharamsala. There, he set up the Tibetan exile government. Famously pacifistic in his campaign for Tibetan independence, the Dalai Lama once said it would be appropriate to shoot someone in the leg in what hypothetical situation? More… Discuss


Shoppers: Wal-Mart’s Innovative Delivery Solution

Wal-Mart executives are considering an interesting new way to make their business more competitive: get shoppers to deliver online orders. The hope is that such a system would cut shipping times and enable the retailer to better compete with e-commerce giantAmazon. To incentivize participation, Wal-Mart intends to offer discounts to shoppers who agree to make deliveries along their route home from the store. Before rolling out the program, however, Wal-Mart will have to address the various legal, regulatory, and privacy issues it raises. More… Discuss


Master of the Playing Cards

The Master of the Playing Cards lived in Germany in the mid-1400s and is today recognized as the first great printmaking expert. Unusually, he was likely an artist as well as an engraver, and he possessed a distinctive artistic style. Attempts to identify him have failed. He is noted for a set of playing cards that feature finely detailed, realistic illustrations. The cards are organized into five suits, which differ entirely from the four suits used in playing cards today. What were they? More… Discuss

Happy Easter!

Travel Relapse

Amazing Art RomeSometimes begin out in the world allows us to see and experience things we would have never thought possible. Many time though it gives us a completely different point of view, one that we would have never had unless we jumped from our comfort zones and headed out into the unknown world. Sometimes this can be a wonderful thing, other times it can be a bit of a pain.

I currently reside in Rome, the center of the Catholic world and a wonderful place to see and experience all that is going on around me. I have so many photos and videos that I will be sharing in the coming days, but unfortunately right now I am stuck in an internet cafe using a computer that for lack of a better word, sucks…

Usually I would strike out to find a good place to sit down and write to…

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Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra Stormy Weather 1940

Recorded Feb. 14th 1940. Ivy Anderson vocal. Trumpets: Wallace Jones, Contie Williams & Rex Stewart. Trombones: Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton & Juan Tizol. Saxes: Otto Hardwicke, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Ben Webster & Harry Carney. Guitar: Fred Guy. Bass: Jimmy Blanton. Drums: Ronny Greer. Piano: Duke Ellington


Smoke house blues-Wynton Marsalis a la Morton1994

Smokehouse Blues Marsalis 1994 

Jelly Roll Morton recorded the Smoke House Blues in 1926. It has always been a top classic piece of jazz. I hardly ever heard a band playing this tune or even trying. 
But here is this trumpet master Wynton Marsalis playing it 1994 with a select number of New Orleans musicians. 
On clarinet is Dr.Michael White and the pianist is Steve Pistorius. 
It is amazing how the band conquered the feeling of the original recording and still be able to give it its own spark. The musicians , even in their solos stay close to the original. plays All together very impressive and cleverly done.


Chris Botti (trumpet) “Easter Parade”

Christopher Stephen Botti or Chris Botti [BOH-tee] (born October 12, 1962) is an American trumpeter and composer. Born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Corvallis, Oregon, he spent two years of his childhood growing up in Italy. His earliest musical influence was his mother, a classically trained pianist and part-time piano teacher.
He plays a Martin Committee Handcraft trumpet made in 1940, and uses a 3 silver plated mouthpiece from Bach made in 1926, having recently retired his 1920 3C Bach mouthpiece. He counts Miles Davis among his most significant influences.
Botti attended Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon where he studied under Larry McVey whose renowned jazz program had come to be a regular stop for Stan Kenton and Mel Tormé when they were looking for new players. It was here he played alongside his friend, trombonist and future Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Todd Field.
After leaving Mount Hood, Botti studied under David Baker and Bill Adam at Indiana University.

Clifton Webb with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra – Easter Parade (1933)

Charted at #5 in 1933. From the revue, “As Thousands Cheer“. Webb and Marilyn Miller sang it in the Broadway revue. Peformed by Bing Crosby in the 1942 movie, “Holiday Inn“. Performed by Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the 1948 movie, “Easter Parade”. Much of the melody of this song was earlier used by Berlin in the 1917 song, “Smile and Show Your Dimple” which I have also posted. 

A #11 hit for Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians in 1939, #16 for Harry James and His Orchestra in April 1942 and #7 for Freddie Mitchell and His Orchestra on the R&B chart in 1950.

Written by Irving Berlin.

B-side is “How’s Chances?