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    Formative piece for me in my elementary school years.


    I used to sit on my dad's lap and listen to our LP of this.

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    Ubiquitous, but still a favourite - Beethoven's Fur Elise (here with orchestration):

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    Who can help loving the 'can-can' from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld - regularly played on Children's Favourites on the radio, and also as a short clip on the BBC in the 1950s.

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    Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries - who can resist?

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    I remember as a teenager really loving this one - Chinese Dance, from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Wuite.

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    Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody. My teenage sister bought this on an EP with her hard won pocket money. Love it!

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    Medieval carol, Ther is no rose of swych vertu.

    This is a lovely version, too.

    Happy Christmas to all. Peace & Joy.


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    Vivaldi's Gloria - something that only became a favourite in recent years. But once heard - who can resist? Here is 'the famous bit' sung by The Sixteen. Ravishing.

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    This is a favourite of mine after I heard my husband playing it on the piano. It's so beautiful & evocative. The details I give below, but would just add that it is commonly referred to as 'Tolling Bells'.

    CHOPIN Prelude 6 op 28 B minor - Michel Mananes CD


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    This Coranto by William Byrd became a favourite of mine after I heard my husband practising it for his piano lessons. It's lovely.

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    We had this delicate beauty on a guitar LP when I was a child. Tarrega's Little Musical Box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ella Beck View Post
    We had this delicate beauty on a guitar LP when I was a child. Tarrega's Little Musical Box.


    Wonderful! I do love the sound of a Spanish classical guitar.

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    Here's one of my favorite pieces of music being played on a Spanish classical guitar.
    The movement that occurs at about two minutes is always moving, like underwater currents.
    The only way this video could be more meditative for me is if it showed lilies gently floating in a pond.


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