'Cool, damp, not cool enough'-- this is more or less 'Autumn passing into Winter and most of Winter' here in Eugene. 'Not cool enough' means mid- to upper-40s F.
Have been trying to figure out what novel about John Brown I read years ago-- there is a television serial at Showtime in these days starring Ethan Hawke, who was interviewed at the Guardian this morning-- and finally it occurred to me to check the Kindle. Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks (an interview at the Paris Review, after Cloudsplitter was published, and then Wikipedia), purchased on November 3, 2013 (I see I was more or less fifteen years late to the party). That will be the read begun today, maybe; I recall a moving, intriguing portrayal-- will see if that impression survives these seven years.
Holy Mass for the feast of Saint Gertrude the Great, Virgin and Doctor of the Church, at 1000. The Mass is Dilexisti (Introibo and Divinum Officium).
Klassikaraadio is, at 0900, streaming a recording of Beethoven's Symphonies nos 3 and 4 by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen led (since 2004) by Paavo Järvi. The Staatsoper in Munich is livestreaming a concert featuring Diana Damrau, Klaus Florian Vogt et alii singing Richard Strauss at 1115. How I've missed seeing these livestreams I don't know.
I haven't yet listened to the San Francisco Symphony and Nico Muhly's Throughline 'concert event' from last week, tsk.
Since Saint Gertrude the Great was not a composer, a song or two of Saint Hildegard of Bingen, who most definitely was.
Due to the Governors 2-week 'freeze' to stop the spread of Covid-19, from November 18 to December 2, attendance at the Saturday Latin Vigil, all Sunday Masses, and the Thanksgiving Day Mass will be suspended. Additionally, the Parish Office will be closed to visitors without an appointment. The Saturday Latin Vigil at 5:30 pm, the 9:00 am Sunday Mass, the 1:00 pm Spanish Mass, and the 9:00 am Thanksgiving Day Mass will be live streamed.
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