Real 3beebies this morning. Roger Quliter's Children's Overture was not only played but done as a local-radio-style dedication.
ahem ...if one is going to listen to this cutesy enema in the morning why not listen to the real master at work ... loadsa Soul and C&W classics, a real sense of humour, and a puncturing wit .... quite blissful really ... oh yeah music ... on me iTunes innit
"Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.”
Just to show I am a fair-minded sort of chap, I'd just mention that I heard a whiff of Byrd consort music on Essential Classics (Classics Lite?) and, a little later on, the Sanctus and Benedictus from Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli. I wonder if that had anything to do with Starkey's input to the programme? Missed the great mind himself, unfortunately.
It is in the sense of its orchestration...not quite sure I agree about the way the medley hangs together. Its relevance for today's kids is limited as most of the tunes are unknown to them. It rather smacks of something a maiden aunt might play thinking it was cool. My main point, however was the 'dedication'. Are we going to get, "Now Sharon from Sheffield has asked us to play something for her boyfriend Tyler who is taking his NVQ level one in hairdressing today, so here is a track from Scheherezade...."Quilter's Children's Overture is a finely crafted work
Oh, stop me, somebody.