Favourite Sogs

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Re: Favourite Sogs

Post by Margaid » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:56 pm

We were trying out speakers in a hi-fi shop and the assistant asked us what music we liked - my reply was "Anything from Thomas Tallis to King Crimson."
Top 3 vary according to the mood I'm in - danced to Motown; love the Beach boys; sing lots of early (16th century) music, love '30 s jazz and big bands (goes with the cars) and the Duet from Bizet's the Pearl Fishers (sung by Jussi Björling and Robert Merrill ) must be in there somewhere!
Oh and Eric Whitacre's Equus which I had the privilege of singing with an amazing international youth orchestra two years ago.
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Re: Favourite Sogs

Post by bigjim » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:09 pm

I cannot get bored of listening to symphonica by George Michel, brilliant.
Somewhere in time is my favorite maiden album.
My favorite music is electronic, be it pet shop boys pop or tangerine dream.
Billy Bragg - cindy of a thousand lives
Sun ain't gonna shine anymore - Walker brothers
Amy hit the atmosphere - counting crows
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Post by bigyetiman » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:51 pm

Number of the Beast, best album by Iron Maiden, totally agree with you there Dinosaw. OH enjoys a sing along to the Beach Boys. On subject of bands OH had Ella singing Moonlight Serenade at her mums funeral as her mum a keen ballroom dancer loved foxtrotting to it. I was blown away by her voice, not really listened to her before.
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Re: Favourite Sogs

Post by MrsBiscuit » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:06 pm

We are so varied in our tastes :D I am in awe of someone with musical ability, singing or playing, being totally clueless myself, respect Margaid :-)08

Last night we went to a concert of English baroque music, here in Portugal, which is a bit unlikely to say the least. I can't say it was very good, but I thoroughly enjoyed the live experience. I see that tonight on BBC4 at 9 there is a 3 hour special celebrating 30 years since the last Old Grey Whistle Test, bits of which must be good, tho I don't think I can take the whole 3 hours!
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Post by bigyetiman » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:39 pm

You could always record it and watch it in pieces.
We are both in awe of Margaid and her singing prowess a true Welsh woman.
My OH a good few years ago was mulling over with a friend who to present the dance awards at their dance schools medal presentation, and wouldn't it be nice if they could get someone famous, when one of the pupils said my nan is a singer she would do it. The response from OH was " yeah right who is she" thinking it was going to be some working mans club singer. Little girl replied "Helen Shapiro, don't suppose you have heard of her".
She duly came and was charming and lovely and what a voice.
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Re: Favourite Sogs

Post by Margaid » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:31 pm

You've made me blush! I'm a choir member not a soloist, but brought up in S. Wales you sing almost as soon as you can talk. I can read music but was in my late twenties when I discovered I could sight read - pick up some music and sing it. That's what I shall be doing all day tomorrow if my voice is OK -I've been croaking like a frog for over 10 days now! Oh and we're singing Mexican Baroque music!
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Re: Favourite Sogs

Post by MrsBiscuit » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:57 am

One of my other DiD would be Land of My Fathers, as it combines two things mentioned above, Wales and funerals. My mother's family is also from South Wales (rugby today!) and she chose this to be played at her brother's funeral. It's so powerful, not through any nationalistic tendencies (i don't speak Welsh), it's the elemental power of the sounds and the strength of the voices. It's a bit rubbish when you are trying not to cry.

Mexican Baroque, I didn't realise it was a movement outside Europe, which makes me sound very parochial. The things you learn from a chicken forum :lol:
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Re: Favourite Sogs

Post by bigyetiman » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:34 pm

Mexican Baroque is new to both of us as well.
You may not be a soloist Margaid but just being in the choir is impressive in my book. Land of My Fathers is a lovely song I agree Mrs Biscuit it just sounds so wonderful. I like Jerusalem for the same reason and the hymn Dear Lord and father of Mankind
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Re: Favourite Sogs

Post by Icemaiden » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:26 pm

I'd have to go with
All night long - Rainbow,
Will you - Hazel O'Connor & one of the world's best sax solos and
Shipbuilding- the Robert Wyatt version. One of the first singles I ever bought.

Tallis is one of those writers whose music sometimes sounds wrong when it's right. A very astute chap not afraid to change from Catholic to Protestant & back again depending who was on the throne at the time & who was paying him to write music!
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Re: Favourite Sogs

Post by bigyetiman » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:22 am

You have just reminded me of the first single I ever bought. Albatross Fleetwood Mac. Must Google shipbuilding Robert Wyatt that is new to me
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