Category Archives: Music

New music for old

For a bit of fun on a wet Saturday, some music on unexpected instruments – songs as you’ve not heard them before, starting with an excellent version of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal – on a barrel organ. Next up New … Continue reading

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A long musical search

Back in the late 80’s I fell in love with a recording of Latin American harp music. It has taken me more than twenty-five years to discover its identity.  Today I am very happy to say I’ve found it.

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On a whim last night was seeking a particular piece of music remembered from my youth. I have the album on vinyl somewhere – Vangelis, Albedo 0.39 Found it, here used with NASA HD images which I thought others might … Continue reading

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To celebrate the arrival of summer…(at last)…

This piece is the epitome of English summer for me. The Lark Ascending (Ralph Vaughan Williams), inspired by George Meredith’s poem which begins: He rises and begins to round, He drops the silver chain of sound Of many links without … Continue reading

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An Amusical Diversion

In searching for a version of Leroy Anderson’s The Typewriter for the New Year post, this strange-looking instrument  popped up. It’s a wonderful sort of Heath Robinson device (for US readers think ‘Rube Goldberg’). 

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Happy New Year

This is not so much looking forward to what 2013 will bring as a little musical diversion inspired by a friend and a little overindulgence (as happens at this time of year) – an apt musical representation of a Scotsman … Continue reading

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