What C is an American alma mater; Edward's first waxing; a back-alley aria from one who smiled through?
Cornell? (It's a US uinversity, and the Cornell Chamber Orchestra has recorded at least one piece by Elgar).
Please don't feel the need to apologize! And we all know that fast bowlers sometimes slip in a slower ball just to keep the batsmen on their toes.
Carissima was the first of Elgar's works to be recorded (on wax?) on 21/1/1914 by the Gramophone Company
I always thought alma mater meant a place, but if I have understood this correctly Carissima is the alma mater (song) of Hamilton College
Vera Lynn kept smiling through but I can't find a Carissima with her
Back Valley Oproar (whoever he was) also wrote a 'Carissima'. (Just tidying up again!)
Columbia made the first recording of Elgar's Violin Concerto
Columbia is an American University
Columbia also issued Vera Lynn's Keep Smilin Through but I don't get the back-alley ref.
We've all been beavering away and I have been barking up the wrong tree after rejecting Carissima because, as mercia couldn't, I couldn't find a connection with Lynn alma mater.
Right chaps, I leave you to it. Have to be off.
Apologies for absence, that damned nuisance, work....
Carissima is correct
An alma mater can be the song as well as the place, and Carissima is Hamilton's AM;
It was the first of Elgar's compositions to be recorded;
It is a spoof aria written by Arthur A. Penn (who also wrote Smilin' Through) for Back Alley Oproar, one of those cherished Merrie Melodies. See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dG3QJX2VyI&feature=fvsr
I make that Mercia 2, and Ofca 1. So D to Mercia, I guess...
Sali + friend walk to the pub, Niels & Erik compete for love, there are variations near the Ancholme and a Scarborough boy helps out