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Hey, everyone. This is a recap of the three major events at the Mount this past month. There is a lot to cover, so I won’t be able to be as in-depth as I’d like to be. This post, essentially, will be a list of the works which were covered by the excellent opera singers and respective bands who played at the second event. I can’t give examples of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind due to copyright law. But I will share the secret I hinted at in this month’s edition. With that said, here is this semester’s showcase!

An Evening of Grand Opera

Gott! Welch Dunkel Hier from Beethoven’s Fidelio:

Un Bel di Vedremo from Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly:

Perdon, Amelia from Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra:

Non, pagliaccio non son from Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci:

Bimba Dagli Occhi Pieni di Malia from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly:

Nun Denn! Hör An! from Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser:

Il Tuo Sangue o il Mio Amore from Puccini’s Tosca

Forging Song from Wagner’s Siegfried:

Wind Ensemble / Lab Band Performance

Wind Ensemble

Sea Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams:

Australian Up-Country Tune by Percy Grainger:

(I am including the Star Wars orchestrations because some of you may not have seen them performed live)

The Imperial March by John Williams

Princess Leia’s Theme by John Williams

The Battle in the Forest by John Williams

Yoda’s Theme by John Williams

Star Wars Main Theme by John Williams

Lab Band

Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan

(I promise to write a full AOTW post on Stevie Ray Vaughan in the future; one of the greatest guitarists who has ever lived, and one of my greatest inspirations on the instrument).

Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers Band

Fool in the Rain by Led Zeppelin

Hound Dog by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

The Pretender by The Foo Fighters

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

So what was that secret, you ask? Many stage crews order a pizza before a performance, just to unwind and relieve tension the actors may be feeling. But in this play, the performers order a free pizza for the audience.

Thanks for the patience with all the links. See you next week!