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Quartermaster's Stores

“Quartermaster’s Stores” is a British traditional song that is popular with scouts and as a military marching song.  There are numerous verses of lyrics, many a bit unsavory. 40 more words


Snow Shadows

“Snow Shadows” is an original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with a somewhat more sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that genre. 10 more words


Blue's Theme

“Blues Theme” is from the 1966 biker film “The Wild Angels” starring Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra and directed by Roger Corman. This instrumental was written by Mike Curb and was performed by Davie Allen and the Arrows. 29 more words


Using Sibelius on a Laptop

In my opinion, Sibelius has some decent and intuitive keyboard shortcuts on a full keyboard, with its heavy emphasis around the numpad.  However, I find it to be essentially unusable on a Macbook Pro which lacks the numpad.   945 more words


Sibelius Scaramouche

Earlier in the week I was lucky enough to see Sakari Oramo perform Sibelius’s Second and Seventh Symphonies, with the incomparable Anu Komsi singing Luonnotar… 47 more words


Sibelius no.2 & 7 - Finnish night in Barbican 

the first concert in 2018 is with BBC symphony orchestra celebrating the Finnish independence day by Sibelius – Sibelius symphony no.7 luonnotar means the daughter of nature – the piece started with a vast and slow moving view of nature – there are days and nights, and running animals – my favourite part was the strings going up and down like alarming wind – the part near the end sounded like a sunset – in a major mode the sound and the feeling was becoming brighter and brighter – then the brightness disappeared into stiff and cold sound on strings – it feels like the night has come – Sibelius no.2 has 4 movements – the first movement started with bounces – the 2nd and 3rd movement developed a stressful feeling – in the beginning of the 2nd movement – there’s a dialogue between the approaching footsteps on bases and cellos and greetings from the flutes and clarinets – but the 4th movement ended in bravity – the beautiful motif that the first movement developed was repeated again and again on the big orchestra in long phrases at the end of the 3rd movement – thanks for the first concert night in 2018 – thanks Barbican


Jean Sibelius 'Kuolema (Death) No. 2 'Scene with Cranes'': Flying towards Freedom

Welcome to Day ‘S’ of my blogging alphabet challenge! For today’s instalment I shall be delving into the exciting world of Jean Sibelius. Instead of picking one of his more well-known works, I have decided to choose my personal favourite work by Sibelius, which is the second movement from the  1,181 more words

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