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Old 21st Dec 2006, 17:08   #101
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mostly listening to myself trying to find the alto line for our office choir (which consists of 8 people). We always leave it till the absolute last minute to round up some carols and people to fill the parts to give the rest of our office a little concert, coffee time tomorrow. SHould be nice. I love the Coventry Carol [i]lully lulay, thy little tiny child...[i] but we've got some fun new ones this year including In dulche jubilo.... It'll be a nice way to see out the year.
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Old 2nd Jan 2007, 17:26   #102
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Danish Band called Kashmir!

Old song with a cute cartoon video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWgqIzt6Lzo

Kashmir with Dave Bowie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtOz434x0U4

From latest CD:
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Old 2nd Jan 2007, 23:45   #103
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How was the carol service, Digger? I love both the carols you mentioned. I seem to recall from school only understanding half of the second one as half of it was in Latin, eg 'our delight and pleasure lies in praecepio'. Not words covered by the Latin curriculum which was a Latin soap about Caecilius and his slave girl.
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Old 3rd Jan 2007, 10:23   #104
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'Praecipio' is from a verb, whose past participle is 'preceptum'. It means advice or encouragement ie. our heart's joy (ie. Jesus) is lying in the manger as the Word of Encouragement for the world.

(I don't remember Caecilius being interested in Popilla; but he did manumit his slave Clemens as Vesuvius erupted so that Clemens could escape and accompany his son Quintus to safety in Britain. )
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They went very well thanks Leyla. We've not a bad little choir at work, two bass, two tenor, two alto and three sops. All of whom can actually sing, and like to do some of the more interesting ones as well as old favourites. Given that we only ever get our acts together to practice a week in advance it's usually pretty good - even if I do say so myself!
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(I don't remember Caecilius being interested in Popilla; but he did manumit his slave Clemens as Vesuvius erupted so that Clemens could escape and accompany his son Quintus to safety in Britain. )
Briefly OT: I was a fellow guinea-pig for this "Metella in triclinio bibit" tripe, with its A-forms and B-forms (where my sister, though younger than me, had nominatives and accusatives...) All a bit like learning to appreciate classical music by listening to ring-tones... As a teacher I am still living with the effects on many of my students of this "Just DON'T mention the grammar" approach to language.
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Briefly OT: I was a fellow guinea-pig for this "Metella in triclinio bibit" tripe, with its A-forms and B-forms (where my sister, though younger than me, had nominatives and accusatives...)
I wasn't taught A or B forms, but the whole grammatical shebang along with the Cambridge Latin Course - it seems to run alongside once you get into the later books. Perhaps it was just that I had an excellent teacher who drilled the grammar into us as well as letting us enjoy reading a story. It got me to do Joint Latin Honours at university anyway ...

...But today I will mostly be listening to the carol Tomorrow Will Be My Dancing Day.
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the whole grammatical shebang
I'll start thinking about an appropriate thread...

In the meantime (to get over that dire G4 Christmas present ), today I will be mostly listening to:

Bach's B minor mass [Harnoncourt]
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In the meantime (to get over that dire G4 Christmas present ) ...
Should no doubt cower in shame, but have never even heard of G4 ... but judging by your reaction, shall I assume that's a blessing?
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Sorry, HP, I've got my threads twisted; have a quick look at this, posts #17-19 and #21...

Ooh, this Bach reconciles me with everything...
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