Monday, September 23, 2013

McEvilly Moonlight Sonata at Almonte Library OKC

About The McEvilly Bach To School Initiative for Public Schools

A new initiative:
McEvilly-Bach2School - I will begin introducing the Well Tempered Clavier of Bach to public school children - in a series of live presentations for schools, the first 3 of which will be sponsored by the Outreach Program at the Metropolitan Library System, and by placing my McEvilly-Bach Series 2CD sets in public school classrooms throughout the metro area.
I am presently seeking sponsors for this initiative - 
a little background: In the year 2000 I played the Bach Prelude in C Major for the full student body (750 plus) at a school they listened intently, in total silence. When I was finished, a child raised his hand with this question:
"Will you play that song for us again?"
I determined at that moment to record the 24 Preludes and Fugues specifically for use in classrooms - an important distinguishing factor of these recordings is that I had my Mason&Hamlin concert grand tuned to Bach's pitch - a more relaxed string.
The recordings have been used nationwide in classrooms, and are credited with reducing student anxiety levels, and keeping the kids "on focus" 

McEvilly Bach2School Initiative

Upcoming Program at Almonte Library Okc Saturday Sept 28

Monday, September 2, 2013

rising up from the sawdust strewn floor

..he spoke at last, not that it was himself who spoke, but the hollow semblance of an apparition more ghastly than any ghost and what he said was long and fearsome, and dark, and dread, and grey at once, cold, brittle, yet so full of passion that it broke into the vast and insular contemplation of Graceful whose gaze had not once lifted from her absorbed involved introspective world whirling about at the edge of her glass:
"I had been conceived, held, and delivered in a cloak of darkness black as pitch, had known nothing of the light for so long it seemed had a match been lit it would've blinded me forthwith, knew nothing of the trifles and pleasures that bemuse the race of men, and now, now..."
Graceful moved with ever so slight a motion as to have escaped any notice whatever, yet so rare was any movement on her part that the stockmen were as startled as if her own head had fallen with that of their comrade on the floor below. She bent her ear downward to hear what might follow...
to be continued...