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  • On An Overgrown Path: Berlin Philharmonic plays inconsequentially
    Atlantic but I know what you mean Knowing how far to Americanise the blog is a problem the article I have just finished throws up problems of movie versus film phonograph versus record player etc There is a heavy US bias to the readership of On An Overgrown Path despite its UK origin I regularly receive invites to concerts in New York I don t know whether this then becomes a self fulfilling prophecy as the Americanisation attracts more US readers and so on Any views from either side of the pond welcome on how far Americanisation should go Or are cultural boundaries now made irrelevant by the internet 11 26 am Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Now Hyperion discovers a French Eric Whitacre
    works are in the sacred tradition The new Hyperion CD which is somewhat unadventurously titled Pierre Villette is a wonderful introduction to his music It concentrates on the sacred and includes the beautiful Hymne à la vierge as well as several motets Parallels with the Whitacre disc abound As with Cloudburst the director is choral man of the moment Stephen Layton and the recording venue is the Temple Church London But the choir is the wonderful Holst Singers photo above who like Polyphony are Hyperion regulars There is some very beautiful music here indeed My interest in Gregorian chant and early music is no secret and I confess that the gentle motet Salve Regina moved me in a way that nothing on Cloudburst really did I don t think there will be too many fans among the Sequenza21 crowd but this new CD of Pierre Villette s music should appeal to anyone interested in hearing a relatively unknown voice in the mainstream twentieth century choral tradition and it will certainly appeal to all interested in sacred choral music It is also a gift to the PBS programmers among my readers All but three of the tracks are less than five minutes and there is some fine music here with instant listener appeal All credit to Hyperion for once again unearthing some really worthwhile twentieth century music Discover for yourself the music of Pierre Villette with these two substantial audio files Inviolata 5 15 Salutation angélique 2 30 Pierre Villette is released on Hyperion catalogue number CDA67539 All CDs featured On An Overgrown Path are available from Prelude Records This article has been edited by me to form a new Wikipedia entry for Pierre Villette Image credits Header Filomusica com Besancon Lyonnaiseries Holst Singers Holstsingers com Any copyrighted material on these pages is used in fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and other errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk If you enjoyed this post take An Overgrown Path to Let the people sing Posted by Pliable at Wednesday May 24 2006 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest 1 comment Anonymous said Unlike the British BBC PBS programmers aren t really interested in classical music but only popular world music and jazz Classical music programming on PBS has been largely gutted over the past decade everything from carefully researched early music broadcasts to top shelf symphonic and operatic broadcasts Classical music programmers are now a quaint concept on this side of the pond though one or two may still exist working on a part time basis 7 07 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Corigliano, no - Nielsen, yes
    22 2006 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March 41 February 47 January 48 2008 476 December 38 November 40 October 57 September 39 August 36 July 42 June 9 May 54 April 41 March 44 February 30 January 46 2007 572 December 43 November 65 October 55 September 11 August 46 July 57 June 48 May 52 April 52 March 53 February 49 January 41 2006 455 December 47 November 27 October 35 September 21 August 50 July 31 June 31 May 29 Berlin Philharmonic is in superlative shape

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  • On An Overgrown Path: L'Ascension - Messiaen thinks outside the box
    a temporary failure of nerve among the artisans In 1573 more thinking outside the box resulted in the fall of a too ambitious central tower Work stopped again and little further building other than repairs was carried out Today we hate computers that crash But both Messiaen s music and the glorious and uncompleted Beauvais Cathedral remind us that there is glory both in thinking outside the box and sometimes failing I was recently very moved by a commemorative exhibition of photographs Chernobyl Twenty Years Twenty Lives Here are the words from the introduction to that exhibition If all the people in the world looked in one direction only this would have serious consequences on how mankind perceives itself It is important that some people look around in all directions in order to describe what they see to others The Messiaen performance by Julian Thomas who is Norwich Cathedral s assistant organist was a fund raiser for the Cathedral Choir s US tour in October The Cathedral Choir consists of sixteen boys aged 8 13 all of whom attend Norwich School and twelve men six of whom are choral scholars It sings regularly at six choral services a week during term and also at many of the special services held in the Cathedral especially during Holy Week Easter and Christmas The choir s repertoire includes music by all the great English composers of the last five hundred years and also many works by continental composers from Josquin to Messiaen The choir has given premières of music by many contemporary composers including Giles Swayne John Tavener Paul Patterson Arvo Pärt right whose I am the true vine was a 1996 commission for the choir to celebrate the 900th anniversary of Norwich Cathedral James Macmillan and Diana Burrell The choir has toured Europe and the United States broadcasts regularly on the BBC and features on numerous recordings Churches comprising a choir and a transept without the nave make famously good recording venues The remarkable acoustics of Merton College Chapel Oxford which is frequently used for recordings are put down to the absence of a nave in this large building Another remarkable church today compring a nave and chancel only is Dore Abbey on the Welsh borders which I mentioned appropriately in Wot no computers Although Dore Abbey is used for occassional concerts its blissfully remote location means it is not used as a recording venue A new organ albeit not a pipe one has just been installed in the Abbey follow this link for more details and some wonderful photos CDs featured in this article are available from Prelude Records Any copyrighted material on these pages is used in fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and other errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk If you enjoyed this post take An Overgrown Path to Messiaen stars in early

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  • On An Overgrown Path: When the school children whistle quarter-tones
    On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March 41 February 47 January 48 2008 476 December 38 November 40 October 57 September 39 August 36 July 42 June 9 May 54 April 41 March 44 February 30 January 46 2007 572 December 43 November 65 October 55 September 11 August 46 July 57 June 48 May 52 April 52 March 53 February 49 January 41 2006 455 December 47 November 27 October 35 September 21 August 50 July 31 June 31 May 29 Berlin Philharmonic is in superlative shape In Memoriam Kenneth Ryder Hitler s court composer was Harvard alumnus The banning of birdsong A campaign no blogger can ignore BBC TV takes An Overgrown Path Medieval mystics with musical connections Berlin

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Grand piano hits a high note
    woodcutter revealed he had carried it up the mountain 35 years ago in aid of charity Kenny Campbell from Bonar Bridge spent four days carting what was in fact a church organ to the 1 344 metre 4 408ft summit near Fort William mostly on his back When I got there I played Scotland the Brave said Mr Campbell who has also carried a beer barrel and a plough up the mountain He plans another so far unspecified spectacular to mark his 65th birthday this year 2 36 pm Pliable said Or was it a claviorganum a combined chamber organ and harpsichord A fascinating instrument on which Gustav Leonhardt has recorded Bach Bull Byrd Gibbons Hassler Pachelbel Ritter and Strogers See http www alpha prod com catal asp ct 96 r Leonhardt 28Gustav 29 oct 24 ttsc Leonhardt 28Gustav 29 2 51 pm Garth Trinkl said Wonderful story pliable I had forgotten that when a friend and I climbed Ben Nevis in early June of 1980 that we were climbing Britain s tallest moutain I also don t recall that back then we saw much litter To follow up on your link to the John Muir Trust here are some links to the John Muir house in the hills west of Berkeley California where John Muir spent the last 34 years of his life working to preserve and found Yosemite and other U S National Parks and helping to found the Sierra Club http www sierraclub org http www berkeleydailyplanet com article cfm archiveDate 01 28 05 storyID 20628 http www nps gov jomu 3 27 pm Anonymous said Looks like it s back to being a piano The Daily Telegraph Removal men dumped piano on Ben Nevis By Auslan Cramb Filed 20 05 2006 The mystery of how a piano came to be covered by a cairn at the top of Ben Nevis was solved yesterday The piano was found this week by volunteers carrying out a clean up on the summit It was initially claimed that a Highland strongman had left it there in 1971 But a group of men working for a removal company 20 years ago have admitted that they left it in a stunt to raise money for research into cystic fibrosis Mike Clark from Dundee said a group of about 15 people from Alexander Removals carried the piano to the summit but were too exhausted to bring it down We all went on the drink on the Saturday night until five in the morning and had to start going up the mountain shortly afterwards he said When it came to bringing it down one or two of us were out of breath and it was bitterly cold We intended breaking it down into bits but our hands were sticking to the metal so we decided to bury it When I saw the pictures in the paper I knew it was the one we had left 11 44 pm Pliable said I still reckon it

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  • On An Overgrown Path: The challenge of lighting Wagner's Ring
    in the theatre Image credit Frans Brood Productions Wagner Society NSW and BBC Any copyrighted material on these pages is used in fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and other errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk If you enjoyed this post take An Overgrown Path to And so to Wagner Posted by Pliable at Thursday May 18 2006 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March

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  • On An Overgrown Path: New choral music's dream ticket
    musical leitmotifs is the pilgrim s hymn Dum Pater Familias The work opens with an eerie rising glissando using a vocal effect based on the Bubun aboriginal Pasibutbut from Taiwan in which low voices rise in volume and pitch over an extended period creating random overtones as the voices move into different pitches at fluctuating rates The journey and Path of Miracles concludes on the Atlantic coast at Finisterre where the walls of heaven are thin as a curtain Here the pilgrim s hymn is heard in the coda now in English endlessly repeating and finally disappearing as Tenebrae processed out of the nave of Norwich s great Norman cathedral An extraordinarily moving end to an important addition to the contemporary choral literature Resources Path of Miracles is scored a cappella for SSSSSAAAATTTTBBBB The score is published by Chester Novello but is currently listed as unavailable presumably Tenebrae have an exclusivity period as they commissioned it The CD is on Signum Classics catalogue number SIGCD078 Follow this link for Tenebrae s web site and a biography of their director Nigel Short I am told a US tour is planned for 2007 watch this space The pilgrim hymn Dum pater familias and other works from the Codex Calixtinus are on Ensemble Organum s Compostela Ad Vesperas Sancti Jacobi Ambroisie AMB 9966 Web site for the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela All CDs in this article are available from Prelude Records If you can get to Spain Path of Miracles is being performed in the great cathedrals on the pilgrimage route in three concerts in July and admission is free Here are the details 21 July Iglesia de la Merced Burgos 24 July Monasterio de San Zoilo Carrion de los Conde 25 July Cathedral de Leon Leon Image credits both pictures are of Tenebrae Any copyrighted material on these pages is used in fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and other errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk If you enjoyed this post take An Overgrown Path to Chanticleer rocks with Sound in Spirit Posted by Pliable at Tuesday May 16 2006 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December

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