Edmund Rubbra, Symphony No.4

This work was my first introduction to the work of this British composer who has sacred choral works among his compositions. I borrowed the CD from the public library when I lived in Durham in the UK. Nowadays, people just go to YouTube to find new music. But there is so much on there that [Read More…]

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Time Traveler

Marc Cortez was one of several people to share a UK heritage blue plaque about a time traveler. I thought that this one made more sense: [Read more…]

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Hubert Parry, Symphony No. 2 “Cambridge”

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Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol

The Doctor Who episode “The Happiness Patrol” provides a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek exploration of the nature of happiness and of society, at times functioning as a parable, at other times engaging in wicked satire – as when the dictatorial ruler of the colony, Helen A, herself responsible for requiring happiness of the population, speaks of the [Read More…]

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A Pythonesque Christmas

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