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#4936 Hildegard

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 15:10

I've just been watching the video of the rarely performed complete incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn - including the songs and the melodramas spoken over the music by three actors as the composer intended, as well as the more famous bits such as the overture, scherzo, intermezzo, notturno and wedding march. Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir and the LSO in the Barbican. Magical.


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#4937 Maizie

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 10:58

Eight and a half minutes on the phone to an insurance company, waiting for my very impotant call to be answered.  Probably the oddest on hold music I've heard - it was the hummy bits of classical pieces, but it was literally just the hummy bit.  As in, the 30 seconds you'd get backing an advert or something like that.  And there were no pauses between, so there you were, the sugar plum fairy had her last note and where the next note would have been heard, in came Bach.  Makes a change from the Four Seasons, I suppose!


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#4938 Robinette-Le

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:27

Daisies by Katy Perry

This motivational song talks about the ups and downs of Katy Perry's success path.


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#4939 Arundodonuts

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 12:06

Delibes -"Syliva" (sic). Well according to Radio 3.


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#4940 Norway

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 14:01

Maizie I think you left the r out of important! :lol:


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#4941 Maizie

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 15:18

Maizie I think you left the r out of important! :lol:

I did, and I shall leave it left out.  At least the word it ended up spelling isn't actually a real word, despite maybe sounding like one :D :P :lol:


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#4942 kanebravo725

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Posted 28 August 2021 - 13:49

I am listening right now commercial jingles for youtube videos and it is really interesting.


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#4943 elemimele

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Posted 29 August 2021 - 22:38

Well I was listening to some nice erudite Dowland, but then I found this. Let's face it, the Americans are crazy. But this is a pretty unique venue.


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Posted 30 August 2021 - 06:12

Well I was listening to some nice erudite Dowland, but then I found this. Let's face it, the Americans are crazy. But this is a pretty unique venue.

 

We sing a capella in a converted bottle kiln at Christmas.


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#4945 Hildegard

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Posted 30 August 2021 - 06:58

Well I was listening to some nice erudite Dowland, but then I found this. Let's face it, the Americans are crazy. But this is a pretty unique venue.

 

The Maltings concert hall near Aldeburgh is a converted cereal grain store.


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#4946 fsharpminor

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Posted 30 August 2021 - 08:45

Was just watching a You Tube of a talented young lady playing  CharlesTournemire's  'Fantasie on the Te Deum'.....https://www.youtube....h?v=m2p5P8ghAGY

 

Its one of my favourite organ pieces, I struggle to play it really well, but she absolutely nails it on a great organ.


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#4947 maggiemay

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 18:20

Rossini - Petite Messe Solonnelle.  Not particularly petite, and certainly not solonnelle ! 

An old recording - but never fails to raise a few smiles. 


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Posted 20 September 2021 - 09:14

Rossini - Petite Messe Solonnelle.  Not particularly petite, and certainly not solonnelle ! 

An old recording - but never fails to raise a few smiles. 

Such a fun piece! Brings back happy memories of being plunged into sight-reading the harmonium part at a rehearsal. Luckily (for everyone) by the time of the performance I was back in the chorus, enjoying the tuneful fugues.


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Posted 02 October 2021 - 23:00

Tirzah, Colourgrade


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