For many of us, a particularly heartbreaking aspect of the shutdown situation is that we can’t make music together, and we won’t be able to again for some time. By now you’ve probably seen a variety of multi-track video efforts, so I wanted to share a couple with you. First is my own version of Morley’s “Now is the Month of Maying”, which is technically seasonal although the persistently March-like weather just reinforces the feeling that today is really just March 276th or something.
And next up, is this incredible effort by my friend Sarah Cantor, who recruited recorder players from all over the world and put together this giant virtual flash mob. I didn’t think about it too hard when I sent her my videos, but watching the finished product is deeply touching.