John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

My choral group is performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony in two weeks. We have to perform it from memory. The problem is that it's in German, and since I don't speak or read German I have to memorize it phonetically and sort of take it on faith that what I'm memorizing actually means something.

I now have the first 16 bars memorized (aside from fairly consistently singing "do wein" instead of "wo dein"). I hope the people who saw me at the bus stop last night and walking to work this morning muttering Deine zauber binden wieder was die mode streng geteilt; alles menschen werden brüder wo dein sanfter flügel weilt to myself appreciated my efforts.

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