People who know me, know that I like music, I can carry a tune, I can even play one (given enough time), and I have a wide appreciation for music, meaning that I try to appreciate different styles and genres.
Everyone has their opinions, and they’re entitled to them, so not everyone will agree on the categorization of music into “good” and “bad“. I have my own definition of music, or more specifically the “tune” or “melody” that forms the body of a song; for me it’s “If you can play it on an instrument (other than the human voice) then it may be classified as a melody or tune”
Enough of the rambling, this is actually about a photograph. This was a photo that was a strong contender for the 2011 Deck – Week 51, but was passed over.
Jane has been the primary organist at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for as long as I can remember, she has her quirks, but the one thing I know is that for her, it’s about the Music. As I understood the story (as I was told as a boy) she had a development challenge and learning music (and the piano/organ) was a form of therapy, to say that Music saved her life would probably be a reasonable statement.
Click on the image for a better view in the Gallery 🙂
5 thoughts on “About the Music”
Cool story Mike, pretty nice that you were able to combine two passions here.
I know Jane!! Jane DeFreitas. She was a contemporary and a friend. I knew she was musically brilliant, and am so glad to know that she has been making music at Brickdam Cathedral these many years. Please tell her that I send her warm good wishes, and affirm for her that 2012 will be a great new year!
Jane is still going, and at this point I think there is only one person in the parish to continue the role of organist.
Great viewpoint and story. Happy New Yaer to you and your family!
Thanks Martina, Same to you and yours! I think that when it comes to story-telling, sometimes the photo is not enough 🙂