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 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I hope Josh doesn't mind that I've started a new thread, the old one was getting slow to load.

This poem was written by Canadian Field Doctor Lt. Col. John McCrae after one of his friends had been killed at Ypres, Belgium.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Stunning album....

 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Same here:

Maybe Rupert Brooke's popular WWI-poem "The Soldier", although a bit overripe, catches the "Paradise lost"-feeling of Vaughan Williams's Pastoral Symphony even better:

"If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by the suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven."


 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

A lovely poem and a fine choice in Handley's version of Symphony # 3 OGM. smile ( in fact I prefer it over the Hickox version I played )

 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

And now:

 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

You have my blessing, Timmer me boy!

 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

You have my blessing, Timmer me boy!

Cheers Pal cool

 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Great album and great production by the legendary George Martin.

 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out Of The Blue.

Pictures aren't needed. Makes it just that much slower to load eventually razz

 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out Of The Blue.

Pictures aren't needed. Makes it just that much slower to load eventually razz

I like pictures razz

Good choice Mike, Out of The Blue is a fantastic album, I bought it when it came out, I was about 14 yrs old.

 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Pictures are good, but something of a faff on. And have always stopped me from contributing to this type of thread.

Gordon Lightfoot - Don Quixote, Gord's Gold I and II, Waiting For You.

 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 2:36 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Pictures are GREAT! They're what makes me return to these threads.

 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

I've been on a bit of a roll digging out my old Lou Reed and Best of Velvet Underground albums. Sound as fresh and innovative to me as they were thirty plus years ago.

 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Mark Ford   (Member)

Mark Tschanz is a film composer who in a former life wrote and performed the songs on this album. He performed some of them at Henry's (Morricone) Halloween party last month.

 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

American composer Arnold Rosner, who wrote 8 symphonies (in a style not too far removed from Ernest Bloch) and a lot of music for concert band, has passed away at 68.

 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 10:14 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Break out your tap dancing shoes, amigos. It's Friday night fun time.

 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 11:27 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Weekend Classics - Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Pathetique/Hamlet

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