Currently, right now, this minute, listening to:

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  1. Earl of Ormonde

    Earl of Ormonde Connoisseur

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    Amy Beach's Gaelic Symphony - Nashville Symphony Orchestra. In the Naxos American Classics series. Beautiful! "Irish pastoral" I'd call it. Listening to one movement on Spotify. Enjoying it very much.
    I shall listen to the Naxos "Songs" by Amy Beach next.

    I didn't even know of the existence of Amy Beach until half an hour ago driving home from mass, when I was listending as I usually do on a Sunday to the Classical music jury programme with a panel of 3 experts that passes judgement on new releases. One of the five albums being reviewed this week was an Amy Beach recording by a German quartet plus an awful colaratura soprano, my God, she murdered the songs! So the CD justifiably got totally slated!
     
  2. Earl of Ormonde

    Earl of Ormonde Connoisseur

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    Kate Bush - B sides and early non-album tracks
     
  3. BWV 645, er Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme. With luck (and practice) I'll be playing it soon enough.
     
  4. Earl of Ormonde

    Earl of Ormonde Connoisseur

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    Who do you play with?
     
  5. Peak and Pine

    Peak and Pine Honors Member

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    Kings of Leon: Your Sex Is On Fire.

    My musical tastes are somewhat unsophisticated, tho perhaps that didn't need to be said.
     
  6. Earl of Ormonde

    Earl of Ormonde Connoisseur

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    I personally think music is much easier than that. For me there are only 2 types of music, music that does something for me and music that doesn't.
    The music that doesn't group is smaller than the music that does group.


    Genres are only there to assist sales. So that people know where to look.
    Any two people will categorize any song in two different ways. So genres are meaningless.

    This was brought home to me on Saturday looking through some old 7" singles in a charity shop. On one Eurythmics' single the previous owner had taped a piece of paper with the handwritten text "disco jive". Then on the next Eurythmics single on a piece of paper was written "slow close dance" So here we've got a DJ categorizing music in the context of what to play at what point in the evening and based on what the crowd want.

    BTW I think Kings of Leon are good....not my daily cup of cha but what I've heard I've liked.
     
  7. 64 ranks, more stops that I can recall, three manuals, 32-note concave pedalboard, five divisions including antiphonal. We're a neat little group.

     
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  8. Earl of Ormonde

    Earl of Ormonde Connoisseur

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    :) I kind of asked for that really, didn't I?

    I'm assuming it's in a church. And are you the regular organist?:icon_smile_wink:
     
  9. Yes, you asked for it...

    Yes, it's a church, but not mine. Not the organist, either. Just a very, very wet-behind-the-ears newbie. But, I'm learning.


     
  10. Earl of Ormonde

    Earl of Ormonde Connoisseur

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    You will have seen of course, the great scene in the film "The Commitments" when the band's piano player Stephen (a.k.a. church organist) is practicing on the church organ and he's playing "A Whiter Shade of Pale" when Jimmy comes in and then the priest comes in!

    "He nicked it from Marvin Gaye"
    "HE nicked it from Bach" :icon_smile:

    Great scene. Great film. Enjoy the clip!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOav4guQs7Y

    And here's Procul Harum on Top Of The Pops in 1967 playing Air in G.....sorry I mean A Whiter Shade of Pale ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbWULu5_nXI&feature=related

    :icon_smile:
     
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