Greetings from the Muses

This blog is calling Musings because it’s about our thoughts on our music. True, the Greeks thought of the Muses as nine separate entities or deities, and only one was dedicated to music. But Musings struck us as an appropriate name for ideas about the Musical Offering’s kind of music. Musings are ideas, images, rhythms, harmonies about our craft — explanations or explorations about what makes the music different, interesting, challenging, accessible (or not); what moves us players, gets our blood pumping, presents challenges and opportunities we might not have playing in larger groups.

Musings is also an opportunity for you in the audience to ask questions, to make comments — to establish connection with us during the Musical Offering’s season (and afterwards). It’s a chance, in short, to live the music before and after the music is played.

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