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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2023 9:33 pm    Post subject: Light music Reply with quote

There is a Radio 3 series of Composer of the Week starting on Monday 28th August at noon about the history and development of light music. I'm looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2023 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Five very good programmes by the looks of it. Thanks Eileen.

BTW, John Wilson and his Sinfonia were on last night playing Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto, in case you didn't already know.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001pvjh/bbc-proms-john-wilson-celebrates-rachmaninov-at-the-proms
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2023 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent! Was browsing BBC Sounds the other night and thinking there's not nearly enough light music on the radio anymore
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2023 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I saw John Wilson's Prom. I am looking forward to seeing him in November for his concert of Hollywood's Greatest Hits.

I love light music - Eric Coates, Ronald Binge, Albert Ketelbey, Robert Farnon - lovely!
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Eileen.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this reminder Eileen! I don't get Radio Times anymore and miss the radio bit more than the TV.

I downloaded the JW prom so will watch sometime this week.

Have you got your tickets yet for the JW tour Eileen? I phoned Bridgewater Hall last week as we don't have ours, and they said at the time of booking they may be digital by the time of concert. They should arrive by October was the answer.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2023 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Helen, yes we have E-Tickets with QR codes and got them several weeks ago. We are going to the Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke on 4th November. Just two months to wait now.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2023 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not light music, but John Wilson is doing a concert at MediaCity on 19th September. Tickets here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/john-wilson-xiayin-wang-19sep23

I've been to a few of these and they're a nice afternoon out.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2023 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one more to savour of this brilliant series. It's such a pity that you can't download them. If you have forgotten to listen to these, just listen to the fourth one, featuring Ronald Binge, Robert Farnon and Eric Coates. Right at the end, Roger Moffatt sombrely broadcasting the last seconds of the Light Programme. I definitely had something in my eye when listening to it. Thanks again, Eileen

Just a few days to do so...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001ptzf
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2023 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just listening to it now Raver thanks for the link. Interestingly it was John Wilson conducting on the recording they played of Eric Coates' Knightsbridge.

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PS Eileen I received my John Wilson tickets at last!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2023 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad your tickets have arrived, Helen. Saturday 4th November is when we are going.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2023 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the start of the first programme Donald Macleod mentions the song 'Sumer is icumen in' which took me back to my school days and singing it in the choir - think 'Early One Morning' was one we used to sing as well but the memory of that is not as vivid as the Sumer one.

I recorded these programmes via my Virgin TV but for whatever reason the 5th one didn't record so I listened to it before it disappears.

My goodness how stirring The Dam Busters March is!
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