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this piece of music is fabulous.

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filchthemildmanneredjanitor Thu 26-Jul-07 12:33:35

nimrod by elgar.

how amazing is this? feel all goosebumpy listening to it.


IntergalacticWalrus Thu 26-Jul-07 12:37:16

Elgar is great

Elgar Cello concerto is a fave of mine (being a cellist), and his violin sonata is wonderful.

cheechymunchy Thu 26-Jul-07 12:39:12

Had this at the signing of the register at my wedding. It's one of our favourites - reminds us of England (the good things!). Never fails to send shivers down the spine and tears to the eyes.

filchthemildmanneredjanitor Thu 26-Jul-07 12:41:56


we had jesu joy of mans desiring when signing our register!

jura Thu 26-Jul-07 16:31:09

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Jessicatmagnificat Fri 27-Jul-07 09:14:21

Hopefully they will play it on the Last Night.

filchthemildmanneredjanitor Fri 27-Jul-07 09:56:29

yeah hopefully!

it really does stir the emotions doesn't it?

MrsJohnCusack Fri 27-Jul-07 10:14:59

where's Califrau

jura Fri 27-Jul-07 10:16:42

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harpsichordcarrier Fri 27-Jul-07 10:17:56

<snigger> just thinking that...
Boris Johnson chose this for one of his Desert Island Discs and I was listening to it in the bath thinking tsk that's a bit obvious Boris, what a cliche....
then, the next second....
<uncontrolled sobbing>

IntergalacticWalrus Fri 27-Jul-07 10:22:32

I woked with an orchestra that played this (as part of one of those cheesy seasons, oike a mini proms or "Myusic of Britain" or something) and half the orchstra were sobbing by the end. (Not me. I'm hatrd as nails)

I wasn't hard as nails when I sang in Mahler 8 though. Now that's a real tear jerker.

MrsJohnCusack Fri 27-Jul-07 10:34:57

we did this in the concert I was in that Jura came to see

always a tearjerker but my favourite bit of the Enigma is the v.quiet clarinet solo which is a quotation from a Mendelssohn piece

it is SWOONY
in fact teh whole thing is about my favourire to play the clarinet in

jura Fri 27-Jul-07 16:32:31

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MrsJohnCusack Fri 27-Jul-07 22:05:16

really? Shame I was so distracted then! (thought I was having a miscarriage all through that day)
My first mumsnetter was Chonky but then we were best friends at junior school
first 'stranger' from here was Twentypence

jura Sat 28-Jul-07 22:31:26

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MrsJohnCusack Sun 29-Jul-07 00:36:40

yes it was about 6 weeks I think
thank you . Actually every time I think of it I fume as no playing here. I am even thinking of taking up the oboe for a change (and there'd be more playing available).

harpsichordcarrier Sun 29-Jul-07 00:46:01

why no playing mrs JC
glut of clarinet players?

Califrau Sun 29-Jul-07 01:07:24

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MrsJohnCusack Sun 29-Jul-07 01:12:24

not much playing to be done
auditioned for local pro orchestra 3 days before my due date - BIG mistake, couldn't really play
and as it turns out I could have waited as they extended the closing date - and keep extending it further - but at the moment won't let me reaudition

am about to relaunch assault on them and ask to reaudition
apart from that, I'm sure I'll cobble something together eventually, but it's orchestral playing I really want

MrsJohnCusack Sun 29-Jul-07 01:16:26

ah there she is!

KerryMumbledore Sun 29-Jul-07 01:19:51

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Califrau Sun 29-Jul-07 02:26:43

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