Category Archives: Music

Maybe Late or Early


In May last year I sketched the outline of a melody as a piano piece, and promptly forgot about it.  However something has got me into music mode over the past couple of weeks, starting with rediscovering that wonderful Elgar … Continue reading

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Schooldaze …


Eight-year-old granddaughter R, entering Grade 3 (which my generation knew as Standard 1) is already involved in a hectic schedule.  Off her own bat she auditioned for Junior Choir, and yesterday received a letter of congratulation stating that she has … Continue reading

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Air on G-string Knot Right


Oh, woe is me, Don’t get me started … Today my G String went and parted. What then hung out Was truly shocking It waved about Inviting mocking. ‘Twas all forlorn, And long and stringy; So badly worn, That sorry thingy! … Continue reading

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Immy Magic


My blog was abandoned for the weekend, due to a rather frantic schedule (believe me, you don’t want to know). I see that the theme for the latest picture challenge is Magic, which, as a fantasy writer and Quest composer, is … Continue reading

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Morning Mood


The Weekly Photo Challenge is Morning and here are two of mine – the other day, and the top one taken this morning. Two of my favourite pieces of music relate to the morning – Grieg’s ‘Morning Mood’ from the Peer … Continue reading

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A Few Pennies for a Lot of Thoughts


For R5-00 at our local flea market yesterday (equivalent to £0-22p or $0-31c) I purchased a set of one CD and one DVD – obtainable from Amazon for £23-63 or R534-81.   For anyone who grew up in and shortly after … Continue reading

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You are Really Awfully into Light Operetta.


Though you insist that Haydn You cannot be abidin’, And Beethoven, you claim, Did not deserve his fame, Plus you declare that Mendelssohn, Of all your favourites, isn’t one, And all the stuff of Handel To mods can’t light a candle, … Continue reading

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