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In my church choir we are doing a very hard piece by Randall Thompson called "Alleluia". The only word in the piece is, as you can guess, "alleluia." It is impossible for me to figure out how to learn it and where to come in when we start in the middle of the song in rehearsal--I have no measure numbers to work from because I don't have a piece of music to read from. It is useless to write out, "alleluia" over and over to read from...

One of my deepest frustrations is that I am a braille music reader and have no braille music... This means I am never able to truly contribute fully.

I found "Alleluia" on the National Library Service's braille music download site! This means I can emboss it and take it with me to next week's rehearsal. And I will be able to stumble through it just like everyone else! The director sent a link to a recording of the piece on YouTube, so I'll be able to practice with it in the meantime. For lack of a better word .. "Alleluia!"


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Apr. 18th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
yay!!! That's wonderful! It sounds like a gorgeous piece :)
Apr. 18th, 2010 09:48 am (UTC)
I think that this is great because learning music like that is challenging at best. I think it is neat that you were able to find it on the Libarry of Congress site and now you can act like every other struggling choir member.
Apr. 19th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
ive been going to church at least once a week and i like it.good to see you are so dedicated even if you read braille music,so what,you contribute what you can and i have a feeling its alot.good for you and god bless!

i also noticed that your birthday is comming up,so happy birthday!

lastly,i saw somewhere in your journal that taurine is a natural anti convulsant or that it can help seizures?did i get that right?i think you mentioned you tried it and it helped you.i bought a bottle of taurine supplements,do you know how much to take?will it realy help?just curious because i am looking for natural remidies to help with szs since ive been having so many lately and cant get to the neuro till june.any help is appreciated.

Alleluia!and god bless you
Apr. 19th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
The recommendation I got several years ago about taurine was 500 mg/day. It can also help to take it with magnesium. I also take L-tyrosine (both also 500 mg).
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