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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by Geoffrey » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:02 am

LisaLCFan wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:06 pm
A bit of opera this week -- not my usual choice, as instrumental music is more my thing, but I'm branching out! (Geoffrey would be so proud!)
:-)
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by B4real » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:03 am

Well, I’ve finally finished going through PP&M’s songs. I will say that generally I prefer the earlier ones. Even so, below are some from their later albums that I like. And seeing that I started this project talking about folk songs and classical music, it seems fitting to conclude my quest with the soul-soothing Adagio For Strings from their album, The Prague Sessions. The other songs on it are from previous live concerts and recorded with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague shortly after the death of Mary Travers. It has been said that it feels like a stately goodbye, made memorable because that is exactly what it is -- a goodbye.

Coming of the Roads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oESbUxPAeCk
Dodi Li https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csPQXyjVIr4
Fair Ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pckPLe6eWmY
Take the Chance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9PEalO3Bh8
75 Septembers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSa64Xiz0O4
But a Moment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI-liUjLCVo
Indian Sunset https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr4fYAL4am8
Adagio for Strings (Symphony Orchestra only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62CgPu9duL4

Now back to all things LC 8)
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by Diane » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:12 pm

I've been listening to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's Live at WOMAD 1985. The first time I heard it was at WOMAD 2019, when we were treated to a preview just before its release, of this rediscovered and remastered recording of Nusrat's neophyte-audience-stunning performance from the third of Peter Gabriel's WOMAD UK festivals. The wheel had come full circle.

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/18/74260932 ... nic-refuge

Merry Christmas to everyone!
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by AlanM » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:29 am

I became aware of the Swingle Singers many years ago, singing "scat" to a variety of types of music, and quite liked them. Then they reformed as Swingle 2 and released "Rags and all That Jazz" in 1975 (with real lyrics!), which I listen to often, but this (Weeping Willow) is by far my favourite track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgMPiWCS9HI

Shades of Manhattan Transfer?

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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by B4real » Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:22 am

Hi Alan et al,

You have reminded me that I fortuitously found these four CDs recently at my local library.
Some of you will know that I am rather partial to Irish artists and their music :)
Below are some of my favourites from those albums -

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Celtic Woman: Ancient Land
• Moorlough Shore
• County Down
• Love And Honour (I absolutely love this song. The violin here is to die for!)
• Mna Na Heireann (Women Of Ireland)
• Shenandoah
• Long Journey Home
• Ae Fond Kiss
• Faith's Song
• Be Still
• Going Home (same title but not LC's song)


Celtic Woman: Emerald Musical Gems
• Caledonia
• Amazing Grace
• The New Ground (instrumental)
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Celtic Thunder: Mythology
• Danny Boy – a different version (a fiddle air version of this song was played at mum’s funeral service)
• Katie
• Tears of Hercules
• The Isle of Innisfree


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Celtic Thunder: Inspirational
• May The Road Rise To Meet You
• Be Still, My Soul
• The Preacher & The Stranger
• To Where You Are


Celtic Woman: Ancient Land - Here’s a wonderful live version of Love And Honour by Tara McNeill - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlMcbanqLQ8

Btw - I’ve tried to find the single separate sheet music for this and so far, no joy :(
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by merton » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:04 pm

Hello B4Real,

"Btw - I’ve tried to find the single separate sheet music for this and so far, no joy :("

So far, I can see this:
http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... urney_Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYJQslYE8g4

All the best,
merton.

I seem to recall that we took up a stringed instrument around the same time some years ago. You are doing well. I'm struggling with my cello. It really dislikes me.
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by lesleyharrell742 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:42 pm

listening to the Goldberg Variations by Bach, and teaching my 13 yr. old how to play Hallelujah on the piano.. She can finally correctly play the correct chords but recently decided she wanted to switch to the key of E.. very confusing for someone who really doesn't know the song yet.

Leonard playing in the background is a godsend... for some reason i can remember his words and melodies readily.
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by B4real » Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:24 am

Hi merton,
Thanks for your efforts in trying to locate the sheet music I wanted but unless I need new glasses, I couldn’t see any in your first link. Of course, I liked your second link song. I’m sorry for the confusion but I meant sheet music for the song in my video link of “Love And Honour”. I didn’t want to buy a complete songbook this time but Nevermind, your kind thought was there!
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I seem to recall that we took up a stringed instrument around the same time some years ago. You are doing well. I'm struggling with my cello. It really dislikes me.
Ha! that brought a wry smile to my dial :) Maybe your cello has been talking to my violin - read on -

Yes, I remember when we started our string thing and Lisa did so too at about the same time but with a guitar.
I haven’t been playing my violin much lately. I’ve been meaning to take it to the luthier about 50 kilometres away.
I think the timbre of the timber has been affected by the last hot summer here. I’ve replaced the strings and it’s still the same dull resonance. Of course, it’s not my intonation ;-) but oh, to be half as good as Tara in that song!
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by merton » Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:30 pm

Hi B4Real,

My cello teacher is right as usual. Read the piece before you try playing it she keeps telling me. :D Likewise with Forum posts, I suppose.

I'll keep an eye out. Hopefully, it will turn up for you.

Perhaps in a lifetime or two, I'll be able to play the cello on this piece, maybe you on violin over zoom. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PQYF4-BbrE

All the best,
merton
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by LisaLCFan » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:02 pm

B4real wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:24 am
...I remember when we started our string thing and Lisa did so too at about the same time but with a guitar...

Hi Bev! Indeed I did, and it is very nice of you to remember. I absolutely love my guitar (classical, of course, both the instrument and the music), and it loves me -- we have a very good symbiotic relationship. I play it almost every day -- it is an endless source of joy and inspiration!

In the meantime, I also took up the Renaissance lute -- I don't play it quite as often as my guitar, but I very much love it, and it seems to like me a fair bit, too.

The main thing is that we enjoy playing our instruments, whatever our respective skills. After all, music comes from the heart (or at least, it is most enriching when it does)!

Cheers!
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by B4real » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:48 am

LisaLCFan wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:02 pm
The main thing is that we enjoy playing our instruments, whatever our respective skills. After all, music comes from the heart (or at least, it is most enriching when it does)!

Cheers!
Completely and utterly true, Lisa!
And that's interesting about you playing the Renaissance lute about which I know absolutely nothing!
It's good to expand your musical skills.
I have considered taking up the mandolin as there is a tuning comparison to the violin but for now, I really don't want to give up my bow for my fingers but double strings would indeed be fun :)

merton,
I wouldn't let your temporary tiff with your friend the cello get in the way of your enjoyment.
Yes, friends do disagree from time to time but they are always there for each other ;-)
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by LisaLCFan » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:09 pm

B4real wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:48 am
...I have considered taking up the mandolin as there is a tuning comparison to the violin but for now, I really don't want to give up my bow for my fingers but double strings would indeed be fun :)

Be sure not to confuse it with a mandoline -- the latter would be treacherous for the fingers! ;-)

And, yes, double strings are fun, as is plucking strings with one's fingers!

Since this thread is supposed to be about music we're listening to, here is Nigel North, one of my favourite lutenists, playing a few tunes by John Dowland on Renaissance lute. Dowland was one of the great English lute composers (and players) of the late 16th-early 17th century, and also one of my favourites. The first piece in the set is one of the most famous melodies from the era, "Lachrimae".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBywlk79GBc

If you're interested enough to watch, I hope you enjoy it! Cheers!
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Post by LisaLCFan » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:37 pm

And, here's one for Bev, combining her love of Celtic music with my love of the lute: Turlough O'Carolan's "Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór", originally written for harp, but played here by Ronn McFarlane on a Baroque lute (it has more strings and different tuning than its Renaissance cousin).

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

Enjoy!
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by B4real » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:09 am

Thanks, Lisa for those two links!
I enjoyed both but as you may have guessed, I leant toward the latter :)
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Re: Music You're Listening To

Post by Roy » Sun May 30, 2021 1:19 am

Michael Jackson / Peter Cetera (1982-1995: Playlist)

01. 1982 - Human Nature by Michael Jackson
02. 1986 - Glory Of Love by Peter Cetera
03. 1987 - I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett
04. 1986 - The Next Time I Fall by Peter Cetera and Amy Grant
05. 1987 - The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson
06. 1988 - One Good Woman by Peter Cetera
07. 1987 - Just Good Friends by Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder
08. 1989 - After All by Cher and Peter Cetera
09. 1991 - Remember The Time by Michael Jackson
10. 1992 - Restless Heart by Peter Cetera
11. 1991 - Will You Be There (Single Version) by Michael Jackson
12. 1992 - Feels Like Heaven by Peter Cetera and Chaka Khan
13. 1991 - Who Is It (7" Edit/Single) by Michael Jackson
14. 1992 - Even A Fool Can See by Peter Cetera
15. 1995 - You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson
16. 1995 - (I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight by Peter Cetera and Crystal Bernard

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