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These foolish things… - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
wemyss
wemyss
These foolish things…
I think a meme in order.
 
Comment with one or two or three pieces of music that you associate with me or that remind you of me, and I shall do the same. Videos are welcome.

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altri_uccelli From: altri_uccelli Date: September 6th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just a fly-by answer, but Sumsion, one of the Communion Services. Was it maybe in one of your fics? I associate it, and other English liturgical music, with you personally, though. RVW, Elgar, maybe Howells as well?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 6th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

So it was.

In the Evelake piece.

And you being a mediaevalist....

altri_uccelli From: altri_uccelli Date: September 7th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Ah, la contenance angloise.

Very lovely; thank you. (I will say that the ficta decisions in this performance lead to some rather startlingly pungent moments. But it is the 15th c.; it can't be all major thirds all the time).
fpb From: fpb Date: September 6th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
G&S: "When I went to the Bar as a very young man" from Iolanthe
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 6th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ha. Quite. (Not the Mikado, then?)

You. of course, necessarily get:

fpb From: fpb Date: September 6th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ha. Quite. (Not the Mikado, then?)

I'll take Verdi all right, but as it happens the Triumphal March is my least favourite of his famous passages. And in modern music, Springsteen. And the Mikado - yes. Just a bit of vinegar to compensate for the nice-and-nothing-but lawyer of Iolanthe; it's required.
fpb From: fpb Date: September 7th, 2011 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ha. Quite. (Not the Mikado, then?)

A pretty good updating of the list - I especially agree with the bit about the opera producer:
fpb From: fpb Date: September 7th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Here is a version I didn't hate...

sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: September 6th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Right At This Moment?

This:


In general, though, I'd have to agree with Elgar.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 6th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Reasonably enough, yes.

And for you, it's always



and



From: optasia Date: September 6th, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hardly know you at all, but the first song came to mind immediately--in honour of your country boy alter-ego. :)

This second one is the ultimate country boy song. :)

Now I need to go wash my brain with some Linkin Park. :)

wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 6th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Transatlantic sessions, what?

Always really obvious that Appalachia is Scots-Ulster to the bone, isn't it. More Aly Bain than the Wurzels.

Because of yr love for rockstar Severus, I associate you with The Arrows (otherwise James, Sirius, Remus and Sev hiding amidst the Muggles in the First War whilst Spying for the Order [AU]):





Edited at 2011-09-06 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: optasia Date: September 6th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Transatlantic sessions, what?

Oh Squee! That was very cool--I can so picture your idea.
I thought you would probably get the bagpipes. :)
shezan From: shezan Date: September 6th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
shezan From: shezan Date: September 6th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
(And a lovely modern version:)

wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 6th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

And, naturally, you, my soignee friend...

Moind me o' thic yere:

shezan From: shezan Date: September 6th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: And, naturally, you, my soignee friend...

Thank you!

As it happens, I was Saturday at the last show of this cabaret retrospective of the author of dozens of Piaf songs, Norbert Glanzberg, who played in pre-war Germany with Alban berg and Belà Bartok:



So right now this is the Piaf song I have in my head:

shezan From: shezan Date: September 6th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: And, naturally, you, my soignee friend...

... and here is Piaf peforming in New York another Glanzberg song:

shezan From: shezan Date: September 6th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I might add that it is the great Gerald Moore on the piano.
germankitty From: germankitty Date: September 6th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well ... I'd throw "March of the River Kwai" at you, and after your newest story, this:

wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 6th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Quite.

And for you, m'dear:

germankitty From: germankitty Date: September 6th, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Quite.

Aww. :) (Although, to be honest this is more my speed than Schumann! No offense? ~_^)

mayfly_78 From: mayfly_78 Date: September 7th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, the kind of music I think would suit you best I don't actually listen to. So you'll have to make do with these pop offerings.



This one reminds me of the way you write:


And I couldn't resist adding this one too:
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 11th, 2011 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)

I've given up on finding a decent video qua video.

In favour of the best of the available performances of what is, inevitably, the leitmotif I assign you:

taradiane From: taradiane Date: September 8th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Just being cheeky, really.

wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 8th, 2011 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Cheek indeed.

Whereas I think of Sousa when I think of you:

taradiane From: taradiane Date: September 9th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)

I approve!

How can I quibble with a piece of Americana like that?

Edited at 2011-09-09 04:26 am (UTC)
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