Treasure Island

Margaret Alice Second

(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Revelation [REVISED]


Why isn’t it easy to listen to tenors’ voices on my
André Rieu DVD? It puzzled, but skipping Chianti
Lied & Nessun Dorma then listening to the Twelve
Robbers made the reason clear:

When a male choir sings softly it is wonderful
background accompaniment but on raising
voices forte to fortissimo, the noise grates on
the nerves – something happens to vibration

And pitch on going loud; the softer voice is more
controlled, sweet, velvet on a working ear like
mine – so turn the volume down. I’ve given up;
yesterday, after redoing work on two versions

Of a document, I’ve hoisted the white flag, I am
beaten, cannot fight my own stupidity while
sitting in increasing heat as air-cons are out
of order – no fresh air coming in

Eyes unfocused, only centre properly while wet
and I am tired of spraying my eyes; today is a
victory because of the revelation why I have to
flee from loud tenors while trying to translate…


[ORIGINAL: ]

It is puzzling why it is not easy to listen to tenors’
voices on my André Rieu DVD, skipping Chianti
Lied and Nessun Dorma, listening to the Twelve
Robbers made the reason clear:

When the men’s choir sings softly it is wonderful
background accompaniment but when they raise
their voices in forte to fortissimo, the noise grates
on the nerves - turn volume down

Something happens to vibration and pitch going
for loud while the softer voice is more controlled,
sweet, velvet on a working ear like mine - I have
given up, after redoing yesterday

Working on two versions of the same document, I
have hoisted the white flag, I am beat, cannot fight
my own stupidity while sitting in the increasing heat
as air-cons are out of order

No fresh air coming in, eyes unfocused, only focus
while wet and I am tired of spraying my eyes, today
is a victory because of the revelation why I have to
flee from loud tenors while trying to translate…

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Submitted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 28, 2013

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