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Canon in D by Pachelbel


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This arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon was created by Noel Goemanne at the suggestion of his church choir
and was subsequently taken up for performance in the 1980 film "Ordinary People".

Here are the first few lines of Noel Goemanne's words for this arrangement:

In the silence of our souls, O Lord, we contemplate Thy peace
Free from all the world's desires, Free of fear and all anxiety
O Lord, our God, Wisdom, Joy and Peace and Love divine
O Lord, Our God, Glory, Praise and Honour be always Thine


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When Father Papered the Parlour


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Comic music hall song about the head of a family who refuses to use a professional paper hanger
and prefers to do it himself......
He then manages to stick his wife, children and pets to everything
and items of furniture disappear behind the wallpaper
The cat is particularly displeased - as you can hear from its yowl!

You never saw such a blooming family so stuck up before!

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Hands, Knees and Boomps a Daisy


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Comic Music Hall Song about popular dancing back in the 1890s
So very gay (in the old sense!) ...
Hands, knees and boomps a daisy I like a bustle that bends! ....

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Chinese New Year Celebration


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Original pentatonic orchestral extravaganza to celebrate
The Chinese New Year

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Since First I saw your face


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My performance of a madrigal by Thomas Morley
Since first I saw your face I resolved to honour and admire you

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The Belle of Belfast City (I'll tell my ma, when I get home)


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My arrangement of this Celtic folksong for two flutes
performed by Elyce Ostermann and Nancy Tyler


I'll tell my ma, when I get home
The boys won't leave the girls alone!

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Christ Church Bells


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Multitrack performance of a three part catch about the bells of Christ Church in Oxford, England
Hark the bonny Christ Church bells,
One two three four five six they sound
So woundy great so wondrous sweet
and they troll so merrily merrily

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Green Grow the Rushes Oh


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My arrangement of this symbolic British folk song
performed by Matthew Curtis I'll sing you one oh! Green grow the rushes oh!
What is your one oh?
One is one and all alone and evermore shall be so ...

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Wohl Mir Dass Ich Jesum Habe


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Wohl mir dass ich Jesum habe ....
Jesu Joy of man's desiring ....

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I saw my lady weep


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Lute song by John Dowland
performed by me on guitar while singing alto
I saw my lady weep,
And Sorrow proud to be advanced so,
In those fair eyes where all perfections keep.
Her face was full of woe,
But such a woe believe me as wins more hearts,
Than Mirth can do with her enticing charms.

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Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Tebye Poyem - To Thee Oh Lord


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Motet by Rachmaninov (original Russian version) sung by the dwsChorale
English version:
To Thee oh Lord do I lift up my heart

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Duetto buffo di due gatti (The Cats Duet)


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Arrangement for 2 voices and guitar based on Pearsall's arrangement for cats
of a tune by Rossini
combined with a tune by Weyse ...


mii-iii-aoowwww

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El Grillo (the cricket) by Josquin des Prez


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This satirical little frottola by Josquin is believed to be a gentle reminder
to his patron Galeazzo Sforza that his musicians need paying.
Josquin may be punning on the name of a fellow impecunious
musician (Frillo) by calling him a cricket (Grillo).


El Grillo - el grillo e buon cantore
Que tiene lungo verso ...

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Dido's Lament


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Dido's lament from Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas,
transposed to alto pitch and sung by D W Solomons (countertenor).


When I am laid, am laid in earth, May my wrongs create
No trouble, no trouble in thy breast;
Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.