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Ah, <mode=Allan Sherman> Wait a minute, it's stopped raining...</AS>
And not only that, one of my former Objects of Lust has come up next in the random shuffle. Maurice Andre playing Hora Staccato. I always reckoned with a lip like that he must be one hell of a kisser
OK, out to buy chocolate, oops, I mean bread. No, actually I think I do mean chocolate. OK, how about bread AND chocolate?
Would be great to walk out of church to a bit of Telemann on the organ:
Bernstein's Mass is amazing. It's the other piece I always wanted to conduct, apart from Noye's Fludde. I'll never do it now - back and eyes will not promise not to let me down.dave brum wrote:Eighteen months ago, I was listening to Bernstein's 'Mass, now it's 'Songs From The Wood' by Jethro Tull. The one with Ian Anderson squatting in front of the camp fire.
Except it's not EXACTLY "a mass" - it's almost a bit of musical theatre called "Mass" (like "Hair or"Taxi") What is brilliant is that it can be taken on almost any level - I doubt if it's even thinkable to perform it as part of a mess service; but for a Christian it's both affirmative and doubt-raising, for an agnostic or an atheist or particularly a humanist it serves the same purpose. One of the most virtuosic bits of composition I know!dave brum wrote:Listening to my first Mass, and it's Bernsteins' famous celebration. An ideal first complete Mass, one would think. Miserere nobis, Dominum.
(sorry, I'm reading this thread backwards, so I replied to your next post before this one_
Dave, if you want to hear a REALLY interesting mass, find African Sanctus by David Fanshawe
Bernstein, being a Jew, would probably also had been keen on satirising Christian rituals.
Right now, I'm scoffing a plate of wonton.