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Music all ’round: a meme - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
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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)
femmequixotic From: femmequixotic Date: February 14th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmmm.

Ha! A very good letter. *g* Now I'll have to go trolling through my iTunes.

And sleep, dearest. It's late for you and I know you haven't got much this weekend. :(

Mmm. Elgar. I do love Elgar.

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'?
vaysh From: vaysh Date: February 14th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Serpently.

D it is. Dankeschön. :D
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 14th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank YOU, as the earnest Yanks say.

And am vy glad you liked the choices. I do so love Sumsion.
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'.
From: creme_bun Date: February 15th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

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

O? Hmm. OH! Ta, Mr. W! *runs off to peruse youtube*
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'?
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: February 15th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sumsion always is. Quite.

Thank you! I shall have a think.
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'.
taradiane From: taradiane Date: February 16th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Of course.

A very fine letter indeed! I could not restrict myself to only five, though.

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.
altri_uccelli From: altri_uccelli Date: February 15th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

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

Oh, it took me half a day and I gave in. There's some Stanford there for you, choral, because that's what I tend to know.
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'.
thisgirl_is From: thisgirl_is Date: February 15th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

'W'. One wonders why! ;o)

I shall see what I can do. I have some ideas.

And thank you for reading and leaving kudos on my fics!

Using my train icon, because I can. :oD
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:
fpb From: fpb Date: February 16th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Whoops. I just found out that the Shermans are American after all. I was sure I'd read somewhere that they were British. But this is still a damn good song.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 16th, 2011 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)

A letter, you say?

'G' seems apt.

And I don't mind being thought of in terms of David Tomlinson. Public school boy, Grenadier Guards and then one of the Few in the Hitler War: no, I don't object to such company at all.

Edited at 2011-02-16 08:39 am (UTC)
fpb From: fpb Date: February 16th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: A letter, you say?

G turns out to be actually quite tough. Mind you, I could just post five masterpieces from Italy's greatest singer-songwriter of all time, Francesco Guccini, and be done with it:


But then I would not have had space for Kenny Rogers:



and no space for Irish songs, which have a special place in my heart -



and I would have no space for another of our many giants:



And this has to be there. It may not have the musical value of the others, but it is the memory of the most terrible and glorious victory in Italian history:

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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