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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Oh the Beeb!

One of the joys of being at home is having an internet connection which allows me to listen to the BBC - Radio 3. A minute ago they played 'Sound the trumpet' which my son sang with his school mate(s) at prep school - quite a long time ago, but hearing it always brings back those moments of having driven to the North of Scotland, clambering into the chilly gym with lots of other warmly wrapped parents, seeing our boys and girls in front of us in their navy blue cord shorts and thick wolly sweaters (what we parents paid for the uniform must have offset some of the heating costs of that school), and then bursting into song. He has not sung a note since he left that school!

'Sound the trumpet' was followed immediately afterwards by a pastiche of a Mozart horn concerto where someone was singing about his horn, including the cadenza (might it have been Flanders of Flanders and Swann? - very funny!). Now it is followed by a French song by Michel Legrand, and there was something by Johnny Dankworth ...not the kind of mix one is used to from the Beeb, but it's interesting.

4 comments:

varske said...

pandora is quite fun for listening to, but no classical music. www.pandora.com.

violainvilnius said...

probably not my cup of tea then - even if I need cheering up, I would listen to the classical...

granny p said...

What did we do before the internet?...radio 3 online keeps me going in my Canarian outpost.

violainvilnius said...

we were probably fluent in the local language within weeks!