I’m at 16 quarts so far. One more batch will go in the jars in the morning.
And I’m amazed that a bushel of cucumbers can be distilled down to about 25 quarts of homemade pickles.
Coming downstairs this morning, I realized quite happily that the scent in my house right now reminds of mornings at G-ma’s as she was pickling. I didn’t realize then how joyful those days were. I’m joyful today too.
I think this is the last of the Ball State University Chamber Choir posts for a while. From the 2004 tour, this arrangement is by Robert Sund. I first conducted this chart in 1996 at KU with the Concert Choir.
02 The Drunken Sailor
My friend Paul Aitken won the first-ever American Choral Directors Association student composition contest ten years ago with his composition Flanders Field.
I programmed this work with the Ball State University Concert Choir in 2003, and have conducted the piece subsequently with a couple of all-district choirs.
Here’s the 2003 concert performance in an archive recording.