Toccata...

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Growster...

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Toccata...
« on: April 12, 2020, 21:19 »
Many years ago, a stripling Growster used to listen to this classic being played by his Director of Music, at school. I used to turn the pages for him and he was so quick, I was usually left behind...

In these dark days, an uplifting sometimes helps, so here' s a copy of that great piece, just to make us all feel a little bit better...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtj300j129k

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2020, 21:39 »
How absolutely magnificent, thanks Growster.  And poignant as it was a recording from Notre Dame in Paris.

My Dad could play the church organ and would occasionally do a wedding.  If this was requested as the recessional, he'd pray that the happy couple and most of the guests would exit the church before he got all the way though … as it's a real pig to play!!
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 23:03 »
Bach's Air is so relaxing  (and this vid always makes me smile, with the children dancing ;) )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E100oGo8d34

Or try a modern take on Bach's Toccata, also by David Garrett (you may need to turn the volume down though - it's very loud  ::)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgcKrgJrvt4

« Last Edit: April 12, 2020, 23:16 by mumofstig »
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2020, 08:45 »
I love classical, Pavan just cuts through the noise.

But I've been listening to "In Hell I'll be In good company" because we're all in this together. Or the pot and kettle-it's a pot and kettle giving each other abuse for being black but they were so important in their day. Then they both take into the roasting pan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9FzVhw8_bY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YklPK6DwOzM.
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One smoky day in a darkened scullery
Doon by the river in a factory town
Where bad things happen & the walls are drippn'
And the ghosts are flittin' frae the cold hard ground
A pot & kettle on the hob were settled
A' hissin' their patter so bileous cruel
An awfy matter o' clout & claterin'
Battlin' wits in a hideous duel

Lids a rattlin' belchin steam
Life aint nothin but a fevered dream
'Youre a lowly villain'
'Youre a terrible liar'
'But were both here cookin on the same old fire'
Guts a bubblin belchin steam
Life aint nothin but a fevered dream
'Youre a chanty pot'
'And youre a **** for brains'
'But were both here hangin on the same old chains'

"Ive roasted a wealth of exotic things
All torn to ribbons at the hands of kings
Polished copper how I proudly shone
Stealin the fire of the blazing sun"

"Ye've boilt nae mair'n 'em old soup bones
Ive boilt the tea for them stately homes
I were rattled like a drum each Hogmanay
Then scrubbed tae the devil on the follwin' day"

"O kettle yer metal is a terrible hue
Riddled wi' holes cannae hold yer brew
Yer lids all crooked & yer sides bashed in
It'll no be long afore ye see the bin"

"Pot your not so bright as me
A hags old cauldron is all you'd be
You reek o' gruel & yourenone too young
Fit for to carry but the peels & dung"

Lids a rattlin' belchin steam
Life aint nothin but a fevered dream
'Youre a lowly villain'
'Youre a terrible liar'
'But were both here cookin on the same old fire'
Guts a bubblin belchin steam
Life aint nothin but a fevered dream
'Youre an old piss bucket'
'Youre a dented can'
'But we're neither as black as that roasting pan'
« Last Edit: April 13, 2020, 08:48 by WeavingGryphon »

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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2020, 09:55 »
Bach's Cello Suites beautifully played by Yo Yo Ma https://youtu.be/Nu9MDqGhIak

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2020, 13:40 »
Growster, I've just gone "Bach" to a time when I played his toccata in D minor but can't just remember if it was on my piano or an organ I used to play when I visited my teenage friend whose father had an organ with all the stops etc. Think it might have been on my bequeathed piano which my mum made me sell and I've regretted it ever since. I used to play by ear which my music teacher didn't quite realise when I hadn't done my practice for the week. I so wish I could still play Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and his Pathétique because I could have opened my windows for any passers by to let them know life's still going on and always will do.
Spring always comes when we sow the seeds of life.

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2020, 17:55 »
How absolutely magnificent, thanks Growster.  And poignant as it was a recording from Notre Dame in Paris.

My Dad could play the church organ and would occasionally do a wedding.  If this was requested as the recessional, he'd pray that the happy couple and most of the guests would exit the church before he got all the way though … as it's a real pig to play!!

It used to be an old musical 'warhorse', Yorkie; if you could do it, you were one of the best!

I bet your dad was fabulous at it!

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2020, 18:04 »
Growster, I've just gone "Bach" to a time when I played his toccata in D minor but can't just remember if it was on my piano or an organ I used to play when I visited my teenage friend whose father had an organ with all the stops etc. Think it might have been on my bequeathed piano which my mum made me sell and I've regretted it ever since. I used to play by ear which my music teacher didn't quite realise when I hadn't done my practice for the week. I so wish I could still play Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and his Pathétique because I could have opened my windows for any passers by to let them know life's still going on and always will do.

How about this version, GG!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ0GW1GBEDY

The whole family just adored it...

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2020, 19:32 »
Hello I've recently heard Peter and the Wolf played on my local church organ on the flute stop it was played by a visitor from Holland it was that loud people on the road could hear  but it was beautiful jezza

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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2020, 13:16 »
Growster. Just don't know what to say after listening to one of the most inspiring interpretations of that great piece of music that I've ever heard. Yesterday I found someone on line who played The Moonlight Sonata just as I used to like to do. I've just had a sudden fancy that I could write a poem where the words would combine with the music. Do you think I could do that? Well, I'll have a jolly good try.   

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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2020, 18:39 »
Goforit Gal!

What rhymes with: -

"Dad da da da, da, da da da, da da da...."


(etc etc etc....)!

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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2020, 09:05 »
Honestly you lot - normal you are.

Recommendation from grandson (who is a decent violinist) from his university days - Calandonia - there's a drummer there who is a legend in Glasgow.

Mind you - slightly different line up with a decent piper - Having played the Northumbrian pipes I appreciate some skill there though the mad drummer still appears.

I'm told on forum elsewhere that this is quite the normal side of eccentric and even quite quiet in comparison to other listening habits.  ::)
« Last Edit: April 15, 2020, 09:08 by Christine »

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2020, 09:25 »
and I thought I was going to hear Caledonia, something like this ….  :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://soundcloud.com/the-rank-and-file/caledoniarr
« Last Edit: April 15, 2020, 09:26 by mumofstig »

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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2020, 13:55 »
Gorgeous!

Steve Winwood here, with one of the best lump-in-the-throat intros I've ever heard...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0_TrR6pO0c


 

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