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Latenight: Grace

Conflucians, I’m planning to go on vacay the week of July5-12. I’m not certain that there is going to be good wireless or high speed internet at the shore where I’ll be staying. So, if I’m not here in the morning when you get up that week, I’m hoping one of the other Conflucians can get your days started in the right frame of mind.

In any case, withdrawal symptoms will set in during the drive. We need more blogtalkradio!

Some of you may have wondered what the phrase Holy Hemiola! means. Well, it’s a sanitized version of Holy $%#^ and something my choral director used to say. A hemiola is a musical term that means “grace note”. Here is one of my favorite pieces of sacred music by Mozart that features the hemiola. It is the Laudate Dominum from his Missa Solemnis. Sit back, close your eyes and let you spirit soar on the grace notes of the amens at the end. You will feel like a lark ascending.