At the International Enneagram Conference in San Francisco
in August, 2000, Elizabeth presented a 90 minute concert
“The Enneagram of Music – the Sky’s the Limit”
with Knute Fisher and Courtney Behm, singers
While Elizabeth’s CD, The Beethoven Enneagram, emphasizes her classical music background, this performance explored classical, rock, movie music, jazz, the American musical, and more…
Variations on an All Too Familiar Theme – type One plays the Theme, followed by eight variations. Improvised by Elizabeth Wagele.
In some of the following music, the flavor of the type is enhanced by the way it is played. In most, the type is clearly rooted in the composition. Some of the words of the songs were changed.
1. Chopin Prelude in A – Op 28 #7. Piano. Dignified, proper.
2. Tarantella. Fast dance. Piano.
3. One-note Samba. (Safe and compulsive.) By Jobim and Mendonca. Sung by Courtney Behm.
4. I’m Sorry. By Allbritten and Self. Sung by Courtney Behm.
5. Bach Air on a G-String. From Suite #3. Piano.
1. It All Depends on You. 1926 , by DeSylva, Brown and Henderson. Sung by Knute Fisher.
2. Somebody Loves Me by George Gershwin (“Somebody NEEDS Me”). Sung by Knute Fisher.
3. In a Simple Way I Love You by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford.
Sung by Courtney Behm.
1. America (My Country Tis of TheeÖof Thee I Sing) and
Of Thee I Sing, G and Ira Gershwin. 1931. Sung by Courtney Behm.
2. Applause from “Applause,” 1970, by Adams and Strouse.
Sung by Knute Fisher.
3. Nobody Does It Better by Bayer and Hamlidch. Sung by Courtney Behm.
4. Gonna Build a Mountain by Bricusse and Newley. Sung by Courtney and Knute.
1 Intro to “Much More” from the Fantastiks words by Tom Jones
Spoken by Courtney Behm.
2. Movie theme: The Deer Hunter. Piano.
3. Bartok: #26, For Children. Piano.
4. Sicilienne by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Piano.
5. Yesterday by McCartney and Lennon. Sung by Courtney Behm.
6. One Hand One Heart by Leonard Bernstein from “West Side Story.” Sung by Courtney and Knute.
7. Bach Sarabande from “English Suite #6.” Piano.
1. Bartok: #1, Music for Children. Piano.
2. Chopin Mazurka, op. 67 #4 (1836). This describes the sensitivity that some Fives feel inside. Piano.
3 More Than You KNOW by Youmans,1929. Sung by Knute Fisher.
4. Hernando’s Hideaway by Adler and Ross, from “The Pajama Game”. Sung by Courtney and Knute.
1. Dragnet (TV theme), followed by diminished chords. Piano.
2. Haydn’s Surprise Symphony. Short excerpt. Piano.
3. Hector Villa-Lobos: Punch. Piano.
4. Circus tune. Piano.
5. Tico Tico Toc (a dance). Piano.
6. I Whistle a Happy Tune. By Rogers and Hammerstein. Sung by Courtney Behm.
1. Bartok: #5, Music for Children. Piano.
2 Plop Plop Fizz Fizz. (AlkaSeltzer Commercial) Sung as a round by Courtney and Knute.
3 Happy Talk by Rogers and Hammerstein. From “South Pacific.”
Sung by Knute Fisher.
4 Windmills of My Mind. From the movie, “The Thomas Crown Affair.” Sung by Courtney Behm.
1. Go Down Moses. American slave song. Sung by Knute Fisher.
2. Blue Monk by Thelonius Monk. Piano.
3. Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets (from Damn Yankees) by Adler and Ross. Sung by Courtney Behm.
4. Born to be Wild by Mars Bonfire. Sung by Courtney and Knute.
1 Schumann From Foreign Lands (within “Scenes from Childhood”). Piano.
2 Close as Pages in a Book by D. Fields and Sigmund Romberg.
Sung by Courtney and Knute.
3. Undecided. By Robin and Shavers. Sung by Courtney Behm.
4. Brahms Lullabye. Piano.
A piece which, to me, represents wholeness more than a particular type: Beethovenís Bagatelle #3, opus 126.
Elizabeth thanks Courtney for her help in choosing some of the songs and both Courtney and Knute for their wonderful voices, ability to communicate type differences, and helpful suggestions.