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Post by gizzy » 08 Jun 2012, 12:29

Waiting for this persistent rain to stop so I can go out. That and the vocal version of La Maja y el Ruisenor by Granados which has come up at random on my iTunes, making me feel tearful. I used to sing that, it's a very powerful and emotional sing, and nowadays I can't even get my throat round round Twinkle Twinkle in the tenor clef. :cry: Ah, no hay cantar sin amor

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 :oops: :twisted: :lol:
OK, out to buy chocolate, oops, I mean bread. No, actually I think I do mean chocolate. OK, how about bread AND chocolate?

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Post by Gill the Piano » 08 Jun 2012, 18:28

Always put chocolate at the top of your TO DO list; that way you get at least one thing accomplished every day.
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Post by dave brum » 09 Mar 2015, 09:42

Listening to my first Mass, and it's Bernsteins' famous celebration. An ideal first complete Mass, one would think. Miserere nobis, Dominum.
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Post by dave brum » 25 Sep 2016, 09:24

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.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 25 Sep 2016, 13:14

Ooo, you going all prog rock on us? Cool man... I've just come home from a Harvest gig at Dibley - I treated them to Telemann fantasias today. Very small notes...hope I got them right!
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Post by dave brum » 25 Sep 2016, 14:21

I went to an organ recital at a country church last spring and we had one of Lefebure-Wely's Sorties. He did two, one in Bb and one in Eb and I've downloaded them both. Try one of those out on Christmas Eve (which is what the recitalist did last year!)

Would be great to walk out of church to a bit of Telemann on the organ:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTk22jyFB8Q
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Post by gizzy » 25 Sep 2016, 17:54

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.
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.

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Post by gizzy » 25 Sep 2016, 17:58

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.
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!

(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

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Post by dave brum » 25 Sep 2016, 20:52

It 'follows' the traditional Mass, or Eucharistic Prayer but in a very anti-establishment and contemporary way, such as his use of African American jazz in the Agnus Dei, which I love.

Bernstein, being a Jew, would probably also had been keen on satirising Christian rituals.

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Post by dave brum » 26 Sep 2016, 21:32

Talking about handbells in one thread and Brian Eno in another has prompted me to listen to some of Eno's 'Bell Studies';

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKZ_-WBTDek
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