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Sir Charles Villiers Stanford - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

For femmequixotic and others similarly deprived of late:









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femmequixotic From: femmequixotic Date: June 6th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, dearest. I think I have a new obsession now. Thank you so much for introducing me to Sir Charles; I'm about to hit up iTunes to find him.

I felt so at home listening to these--yet again, it's the music I grew up listening to. (God, I was raised on such an eclectic mix; it's no wonder I'm a musical mishmash.) Still, perhaps oddly, our branch of fundamentalism was far more high church than low (despite having dubious positions regarding the apostolic churches) and our Sunday Vespers were filled with church music exactly like this. In fact, I wouldn't be at all surprised if a great deal of it was Stanford and I just didn't realize at the time. (Truly, I suspect I was meant at birth to be Anglican--I just took a more circuitous path to the Church.)

So beautiful. I completely understand why it brings you peace. It's lightened my heart greatly today, and I owe you a great debt for bringing him to me.
noeon From: noeon Date: June 7th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Others are grateful too

Stanford is better for blood pressure than beta blockers. Which is odd praise but there it is. Stunningly beautiful in a Vulcan-mind-grip-of-calm way.

The Magnificat in G is astonishing.
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