Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Grading music prescription from Kirkepiscatoid

We had a little conversation going on Facebook last night about the appropriate music to accompany end-of-semester grading. I raised the question and a remarkable number of people chimed in with suggestions.

Our friend Kirkepiscatoid, who is not only an Episcopalian, as her nom de blog indicates, but also an MD pathologist (not to be confused with pathological) who trains and thus grades medical students, had a suggestion I cannot resist posting. It is, as it were, part of the core curriculum of grading music.

Enjoy. And note the brass players tapping their feet to the rhythm!

If you're one of my Facebook friends, you will probably see more links to grading music on FB as the evening continues. Or you can just go to my update from last night and see some suggestions and links already present.

P.S. Kirkepiscatoid is also a thoughtful blogger on matters spiritual and temporal, so you might want to check out her blog.


Kirkepiscatoid said...

LOVE the pic! (I have always wanted a hat like that.)

I would also add it's especially appropriate for finals week, and especially when the instructor is in a real mood to slash the red pen and make the fast quips, kind of like swooping in like the hand of God, closing in the Red Sea on all the hapless Egyptians...heh heh....

Ken said...

The conductor...is that Edo De Waart?? If so, I used to sit next to his current wife years ago back in New York. If not, I still sat next to her.

Jane R said...

Ken, yes, it says so right there on the YouTube.

Word verification: wiessi. Which sounds like some kind of Swiss-German something.