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by Robin Orton
15 Jan 2021 11:51
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Concerning Chris Beach
Replies: 19
Views: 11239

Re: Concerning Chris Beach

Yes, I was there too - it was excellent. Struggling however to identify the Chris Beach connection!
by Robin Orton
12 Jan 2021 13:32
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Concerning Chris Beach
Replies: 19
Views: 11239

Re: Concerning Chris Beach

The post was, as I fully expected, flagged by a moderator. It has now been reinstated. At the moment we're not allowed to edit our old posts, so I've not been able to correct my dittographic 'tried' - apologies.
by Robin Orton
11 Jan 2021 09:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations

Although I myself am still only on the remotest verge of middle age, I hope it won't be too long before I' m invited to have a Covid vaccination. Does anyone know whether the over-80s who are, like me, registered with the Wells Park practice have been invited to be vaccinated, and, if so, where? Jen...
by Robin Orton
1 Jan 2021 11:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

A relic from the days when we used to think it was OK to objectify women's bodies.

by Robin Orton
28 Dec 2020 08:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: Happy New Year

Hear hear.
by Robin Orton
25 Dec 2020 09:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggm0SZCWKZo Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage, Rühmet, was heute der Höchste getan! Lasset das Zagen, verbannet die Klage, Stimmet voll Jauchzen und Fröhlichkeit an! Dienet dem Höchsten mit herrlichen Chören, Laßt uns den Namen des Herrschers verehren! Cele...
by Robin Orton
24 Dec 2020 17:17
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

Well, it's the big day tomorrow! Your votes for the final piece of music in this sequence have been pouring in. Lots of excitement on social media - ignore it, it's just speculation! You'll have to wait and see! Meanwhile here is the chorus from 'Messiah' that choirs dread - all those fast runs! htt...
by Robin Orton
23 Dec 2020 16:16
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

Here is the other great 16th century setting of 'O magnum mysterium', by Byrd. Interesting to see it performed with instruments. A French ensemble singing an English masterpiece - bugger Brexit, you may feel.

by Robin Orton
22 Dec 2020 21:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

Here's a rather more extrovert setting of 'Hodie Christus natus est.'

by Robin Orton
21 Dec 2020 15:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

Here's something a bit lighter, a bit of "pop"which I'm sure you "kids" will enjoy! Ask your "mums" and "dads" whether they remember it!

by Robin Orton
20 Dec 2020 17:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

Something appropriate for the last Sunday in Advent: 'Mary said to the Angel, behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord,let it be done to me, according to your word.'

by Robin Orton
19 Dec 2020 22:27
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

Hodie Christus natus est hodie Salvator apparuit: hodie in terra canunt Angeli, laetantur Archangeli: hodie exsultant justi, dicentes: Gloria in excelsis Deo, alleluja. Today is Christ born; today the Saviour has appeared; today the Angels sing, the Archangels rejoice; today the righteous rejoice, s...
by Robin Orton
18 Dec 2020 20:16
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

The original, unexpurgated, version of 'The Coventry Carol.' Dig those F#/F natural clashes in the penultimate bar of the verse!

by Robin Orton
17 Dec 2020 14:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

This Darke setting of 'In the bleak midwinter' has probably become more popular than the slightly less elaborate Holst version which is what I was brought up on.

by Robin Orton
16 Dec 2020 19:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

Keep those requests coming in! This one is for Mrs Trellis of North Wales. She says it reminds her of her ex-husband.



by Robin Orton
15 Dec 2020 17:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

I know two 16th century settings of these beautiful Christmas words, both wonderful. This is by Victoria, the other is by Byrd.

by Robin Orton
14 Dec 2020 16:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

Here is a very numinous medieval carol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y3DBbJ4wok The words, in modern English, are: There is no rose of such virtue As is the rose that bare Jesu: Alleluya For in this rose contained was Heaven and earth in little space: Res miranda By that rose we may well see That...
by Robin Orton
13 Dec 2020 17:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

And here is one of the most beautiful twentieth-century carols, imho. The words are a translation of 'Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen.'

by Robin Orton
12 Dec 2020 19:51
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 313633

Re: Sticky music thread

Here is one of my favourite Xmas carols, sung by the choir of King's College, Cambridge.

by Robin Orton
11 Dec 2020 15:04
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Spam posts on this forum
Replies: 8
Views: 4782

Re: Spam posts on this forum

More drunken maunderings from this deluded, half-educated apology for a rational human being. (You'd think that even oiks like him would have been at least taught to spell properly at their Board Schools.) 'Balding', indeed! I'm afraid I've no option but to ask Admin to intervene and to ban 'maestro...