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  1. Off Topic Pub
    So...eventually...I'll be swapping the transporter...not sure what to get... (but don't go all Top Gear on me)
  2. Composer Guestbooks
    John Foulds From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Foulds John Herbert Foulds (2 November 1880 - 25 April 1939) was a British composer of classical music. He was largely self-taught as a composer, and belongs to the figures of the "British Musical Renaissance"...
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    Has your pet ever caused real trouble? I was inspired to put this up after reading about this cat LINK : The cat managed to get itself stuck up the same tree twice in two days. The whole story is typically British with a mixture of sentiment, council inefficiency and over zealous health and...
  4. Non-Classical Music
    Definitely one of the most landmark British jazz/soul singers of our time. Unique fach and I wish that she were still around. The rise of British music post 2000's can be attributed to her genius. Like Maria Callas, her influence is still being assessed. Had she lived longer, her collabs...
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    Another lovely British composer whose works are yet to be explored here. http://joannabailie.com/
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Last night, after feeding the woodstove at 3 a.m., I found myself humming to myself the central section of the "Jupiter" movement of Holst's "The Planets." This is a stately, but rather meandering, processional that rather fits the head god, that was later used to set a patriotic British hymn...
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    It has been said that the United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language. Now is your chance to see if you understand what we Brits are on about. Can you guess what these British phrases mean?
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    Handel, or Händel was born in Germany, but moved to London in his twenties. To my ear, his music sounds incredibly English. I'm no musician at all, so forgive my rudimentary describing that his Dixit Dominus sounds 'stiff' 'stilted' and 'rigid' - Like the cliche stiff British upper lip! His...
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    Reported in today's Telegraph: More detail here.
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