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Music all ’round: a meme

A meme, from the 78th Mayfly of Springtide (Mayfly-78):

 

My instructions – as they shall be yours – are,

 

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.

2. List (and upload) 5 songs you love that begin with that letter.

3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

 

The letter I was given is, ‘P’, and of course for ‘songs’ I have read, musical compositions.

 

Bach, obviously – I could easily have just gone with five preludes or five partitas or, well, you take the point. So. A Bach partita’s prelude, a Bach WTC prelude and fugue, a chaconne from Handel’s Parnasso in festa, RVW’s overture to The Poisoned Kiss, Stanford’s Postlude on a theme of Orlando Gibbon, and as a gift piece, a Sumsion processional march.











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femmequixotic From: femmequixotic Date: February 14th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I knew Vaughan Williams and Stanford would be in here. :) (Did I tell you, BTW, that our church choir did Stanford recently as the offertory and Noe and I thought of you?)

The Bach is particularly gorgeous. But then, I am a Bach devotee.

Sling a letter at me... :)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 14th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hmmm.

'M', then.

Oh - and thank you. (Am tired.)

ALSO: was vy sad not to find any apt Parry or Elgar or Finzi or Bridge.

Edited at 2011-02-14 10:47 pm (UTC)
vaysh From: vaysh Date: February 14th, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! You've given me with a wonderful half hour of awesome music. Sumsion's Processional March is so gorgeous.

So - give me a letter, Wemyss. :)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 14th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Serpently.

Shall we say, 'D'?
From: creme_bun Date: February 14th, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Five easy pieces.....*snickers*

*coughs*


Hit me with your best shot, Mr. W.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 15th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, well, now we've had luncheon...

... let me give you, oh, 'O'.
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: February 14th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Sumsion is lovely. As is the rest, of course...
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 15th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sumsion always is. Quite.

And should you care to play 'L'?
taradiane From: taradiane Date: February 15th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Might I please have a letter?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 15th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Of course.

'B'.
altri_uccelli From: altri_uccelli Date: February 15th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)
A lovely mix of English and German (with Handel there in the middle being both). You inspired me to spend a pleasurable hour muddling through some of the less virtuosic of The 48.
(I'm not meming, btw; just drive-by appreciating).
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 15th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, but you'd do it so well, the meme.

Your decision, naturally.

And I'm glad you enjoyed it; in this at least I suspect our tastes are similar.
el_staplador From: el_staplador Date: February 15th, 2011 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Excellent choices all round. Might I have a letter, please?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 15th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you. And of course.

Shall we say 'C'? Si?
sirona_gs From: sirona_gs Date: February 15th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, these were so lovely! I love harpischord pieces, but I'm more partial to Handel than Bach, I must admit -- so I enjoyed the Parnasso very much indeed! And Vaugn Williams is always lovely!

May I have a letter, please?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 15th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Glad you liked it.

I do like a good harpsichord.

Your letter shall be ... 'F' (major or minor, I don't mind).
thisgirl_is From: thisgirl_is Date: February 15th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was all rather lovely! I particularly enjoyed the Sumsion Processional.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 15th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

I really do love Sumsion.

Shockingly underperformed, really.

Glad you like it.

Should you care to play, have the letter 'W'.
mayfly_78 From: mayfly_78 Date: February 15th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hah, I guessed as much! Somehow I just knew you were a classical music buff.

I purposely didn't include any instrumental pieces in my own answers to the meme, because it said songs, and I can get all pedantic like that sometimes.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 16th, 2011 08:34 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm thus pedantic always.

Had I chosen songs-as-such, you'd be listening either to a deal of jazz and swing, or a shocking amount of the Auld Minstrelsy o' Scotland.
fpb From: fpb Date: February 15th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Any excuse to upload some music! So, I comment.
fpb From: fpb Date: February 15th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Incidenally, here's a P for you. It's by two fine British musicians, too, and I always envisaged you as being a bit like the lead here:
noeon From: noeon Date: February 16th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
The Szeryng performance is lovely. And distinctive.

Unusual Vaughan Williams choice. Fun!

And the Stanford was also on a P Minster organ. Nicely picked!

Letter pls!

wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 16th, 2011 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Perhaps a 'J', then?

So glad you like it all - and obliged that you said so.
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