07/07/16 - NNHS
“It is strange how one feels drawn forward
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I've been celebrating Mahler's birthday for years and years now, but then haven't we all?!?
BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z3kYMAOVlw - Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen N:o 2: Ging heut' Morgen übers Feld
BONUS #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9QqtVqSPy4 - Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen N:o 2: Ging heut' Morgen übers Feld
Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 the music was discovered and championed by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century...
A technical device much used by Mahler is that of "progressive tonality", which Deryck Cooke describes as "the procedure of resolving a symphonic conflict in a different key from that in which it was stated", and which is often used "to symbolise the gradual ascendancy of a certain value by progress from one key to another over the whole course of a symphony". This technique was also used by Mahler's Danish contemporary Carl Nielsen. Mahler first employed the device in an early song, Erinnerung ("Memory"), and thereafter used it freely in his symphonies. For example, the predominant key of the First Symphony is D major; at the beginning of the Finale, the "conflict" movement, the key switches to F minor, and only after a lengthy battle gets back to D, near the end. The Second Symphony begins in C minor and ends in E flat. The movements of the Fifth Symphony progress successively from C-sharp minor to A minor, then D major, F major and finally to D major. The Sixth Symphony, unusually for Mahler, begins and ends in the same key, A minor, signifying that in this case the conflict is unresolved.
WV FLOODING UPDATE:
From Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC - 07/06/16 - " Bobby Callis ('64) of WV":
|Typhoon Nation, we have another
Typhoon who could use our help.
Bobby Callis has lost his house...it's been gutted. He has lost vehicles, a lot of belongings, everything in the house except what was in the two bedrooms upstairs. But he is OK. He is in good spirits and trying to find a place to rent. He said he will be fine, will work through it. He has lots of friends and volunteers helping him.
If you'd like to help Bobby, this
is his address:
Oh, NO! Donna, thank you so much for updating us! Optimist that I am, I thought surely much more than that would have been salvageable. I'm so very sorry! Hs name is still on the Prayer Roll, and we're keeping Bobby and his family in our hearts and prayers.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA
Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Bobby Maddy ('57) AND Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN;
12 -Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA;;
13 - James Stidham ('57) AND Bobby Jeffries ('63)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 07, 1941 - The American occupation of Iceland replaced the British occupation.
THIS DAY IN 1966:
Thursday, July 07, 1966 - Comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter Jim Gaffigan was born James Christopher Gaffigan in Elgin, Illinois.
“If you stumble, rise up, go on.”
-Boyd K. Packer
(10 Sept 1924 - 03 July 2015)
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 07/06/16:
This is a frog.
Thank you, John Darlin', your image is gorgeous as always, plus you are a HOOT!
See, I would have thought surely it was a praying mantis!
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/06/16:
|ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jean!|
From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 07/06/16 - "A Retiree's Perspective":
Retired Person's Perspective
1. I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people. I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.
2. I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People move out of the way much faster now.
3. You can tell a lot about a woman's mood just by her hands. If they are holding a gun, she's probably very unhappy.
4. You know that tingly little feeling you get when you really like someone you've just met? That's common sense leaving your body.
5. I don't like making plans for the day. Because then the word "premeditated" gets thrown around in the courtroom.
6. I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes 1,500 days in a row.
7. I decided to change calling the bathroom the John and renamed it the Jim. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.
8. Dear paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers: If you find one, what's your plan?
9. Everyone has a right to be stupid. Politicians just abuse the privilege.
Old age is not as bad as I thought. It's a good feeling when you just don't give a hoot anymore and you feel happy just to wake up in the morning.
|4 Things You Can Learn from Your
Refresh your perspective on
life and practice being child-like.
Remember the master
teacher once said 2,000 years ago, “Unless you can become like little
children, your chances are zero; you haven’t got a prayer.” This is a
major consideration for adults.
tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
BONUS MUSICAL CROSS STITCH PATTERN:
|http://www.crosstitch.com/search?f=mup09 - Marv Schier's Music Page - Not free, but easy - and only $2.99 for the pattern (online download)!|
BONUS AUSTRIAN RECIPES:
|http://www.austrianrecipes.net/ - Austrian Recipes - "Hello and welcome to austrianrecipes.net. I was born and raised in Vienna and want to create a unique Austrian recipe site with all the delicious recipes that Austria has to offer. So you don't have to wait until the next time you get to Vienna to enjoy your Schnitzel or Apfelstrudel.. now you have the chance to cook your favourite meal at home! I hope you will enjoy your homemade masterpieces and I will see you soon on austrianrecipes.net."|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/06/16:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Composed by Gustav Mahler (07 July 1860 - 18 May 1911), @1884-5
Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen N:o 2: Ging heut' Morgen übers Feld"
Second Image of Gustav Mahler courtesy of http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4801501 - 07/07/06
Red and Blue Diamond Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars18.html - 07/05/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Defensive Praying Mantis (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 07/10/08
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White
Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16 Return to NNHS Class of 1965