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Magical musical moment

mauvepink 03 Aug 10 - 10:57 AM
Mark Ross 03 Aug 10 - 11:07 AM
olddude 03 Aug 10 - 11:31 AM
Georgiansilver 03 Aug 10 - 11:34 AM
olddude 03 Aug 10 - 11:46 AM
Rafflesbear 03 Aug 10 - 12:56 PM
Wesley S 03 Aug 10 - 01:36 PM
Ebbie 03 Aug 10 - 01:47 PM
Deckman 03 Aug 10 - 07:39 PM
GUEST,Gail 04 Aug 10 - 04:24 AM
Dave Sutherland 04 Aug 10 - 06:36 AM
Black belt caterpillar wrestler 04 Aug 10 - 07:15 AM
Splott Man 04 Aug 10 - 10:27 AM
Tug the Cox 04 Aug 10 - 10:33 AM
GUEST,Big Ballad Singer 04 Aug 10 - 09:00 PM
My guru always said 05 Aug 10 - 02:43 AM
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Subject: Magical musical moment
From: mauvepink
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 10:57 AM

I was just driving home from work when the most fortuitous piece of musical magic happened me since 1993. Granted it involves classical music music but it did get me thinking if any Catters have had anything similar happen them?

Todays occurence was as I joined the Motorway to get home. I was listening to BBC Radio 3. Dvorak's Symphony No 9 "New World" was getting into its second movement and, just as the Cor Anglais rang up the immortal piece commonly known as "Going Home" in the UK*, I came up behind a Hovis bread lorry and overtook it! What timing

* Many years ago there used to be several Hovis Bread adverts on UK TV which had "Going Home" being played in the backgrond and which made that movement of Dvorak's 9th very famous here. Hovis trucks are now not that common so this was really an usual occurrence today.

My happening in September 1993 was around 5.30AM. I had had an abyssmal night on the ward and got a very late break. I nipped out in my car to park up a short way away and watch the sun rise. I remember it vividly as it was the 1st anniversary of Classic FM's launch and they started out around 6AM with "Morning" from Peer Gynt. The sun was just rising over the local hills and as it his the glade near where I was parked, the cows started risng up on their legs, as they had been lay down in the field. Two calves went acros to their Mum just at the music started, and suckled on her, as the sun peeked over the hills. Truly magical to be surrounded by this and, within 10 minutes, the mist was all around us, giving a surreal aspect on the whole scene. I was back on the ward by 6.30AM, ready to get up my 36 patients... relaxed and at peace with the world.

Do you recall anything happening that was really well timed to the muisc you had on at that moment?

mp


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: Mark Ross
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 11:07 AM

I was playing a benefit in Centralia Washington last weekend with Brendan Phillips(Utah's son), and Linda Allen. Not a great turnout, but as I was closing the show with Utah's I REMEMBER LOVING YOU you could hear the whistle of a freight train on the tracks a block away from the theater. Perfect timing, just as I was singing the line, "as we huddled in a boxcar in the rain..".

When I lived in Wichita Kansas in the late '70s', the local venue, The Forum, was located in an old bank building. It was a miniature copy of the Flatiron Building in NYC, right next to the RR tracks, and the stage was at the wide end of the room.   If you knew the Amtrak schedule you could be singing "Let the Midnight Special shine it's everloving light on me" as the southbound Southwest Chief went rolling through, with its headlight illuminating your performance.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: olddude
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 11:31 AM

Dvorak's Symphony No 9 "New World"
absolutely love this piece ...

Rachmaninoff piano concerto 2 when I was driving through Rocky Mountain National Park .. I swear it was a out of body experience. It was performed on a CD that one of my College friends in the Music Dept recorded for me. Given the setting and the music .. It was something special for sure


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 11:34 AM

I had driven past the motorway services, thinking I would stop to pee at the next one... sods law dictated that roadworks were to impede my progress.......and they did... I sat in a queue of traffic, eventually wanting to pee so badly it hurt...... I had Radio 4 on at the time... and they put on a wonderful song which brought back a lot of memories but was also (Almost) apt to my then current situation..... The song... "I can't keep it in" by Cat Stevens.
PS I did make it to the next services..... only just!!!!


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: olddude
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 11:46 AM

I like this version also

No. 2 piano concerto C minor - 1st Mouv


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 12:56 PM

I was living in Charminster, a tiny village in Dorset, England and there was a two mile walk from the station in Dorchester. It was late in the year and by the time I set out it was dark, the sky was clear and the moon was shining. From Dorchester I walked down the hill into the river valley and as I descended I could see there was a ground mist rising just six feet or so, above which it was perfectly clear with the tops of the trees floating in the sea of mist. There was little or no traffic on the road and a great stillness in the air. On the wooden fences the frost sparkled in the moonlight.

I walked for a while and thought I heard music but then there was silence again. I continued to walk and again I thought I heard something but could not make out what it was and again it went silent. Gradually the further I walked the more I could hear the music until I could make it out to be the sound of a fairground organ. I carried on feeling warm inside at the beauty of the surroundings and the surreal rich and happy organ sounds floating over the fields.

The music was evidently coming from somewhere in Charminster and continued to get louder as I approached. Then as I turned off the main road and walked up into the village out of the mist, the music stopped and surreal gave way to real

An unforgettable experience about forty years ago now


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: Wesley S
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 01:36 PM

I've never done it but I've been told that if you start Pink Floyds "Dark Side of the Moon" at the same time as "The Wizard of Oz" that they synch up pretty well - as if it were a soundtrack of some sort. The members of Pink Floyd have said it's a coincidence.


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 01:47 PM

I was having a music night and one friend sang the dolorous 'Old Shep'.

Just as he came to the end of the song:

Old Shep, he has gone where the good doggies go
And no more with Old Shep will I roam
But if dogs have a heaven, there's one thing I know
Old Shep has a wonderful home.

Out on the lawn my big collie raised his head in a long-drawn out howl.

We all burst out laughing. My friend never did quite finish the song.


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: Deckman
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 07:39 PM

I grew up on Puget Sound, with a pair of rowboat oars in one hand and a fishing pole in the other. One morning, at daybreak, I was slow trolling off of Alki Point, just as the sun was beginning to burn through the fog. I was alone on the water and the silence was deafening. Suddenly I heard the sound of a bagpipe ... coming from the high hill at the point. The sound was awesome ... powerful ... and slowly drifted away. I rowed home. Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: GUEST,Gail
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 04:24 AM

For me it was some years ago while driving alone at dusk over the North Yorkshire Moors, hoping to get to Whitby before dark. Mist and heavy rain were making the steep hills scary. I don't usually drive with the radio on but I switched on just to ease the tension, and the glorious sound of Moving Hearts' 'The Storm' completed the scene like nothing else could have done.


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 06:36 AM

Earlier this year as I filtered from the M1 to the M18 I had the Topic "Three Score and Ten" series playing in the car. The moment that The Coppers began "Spencer The Rover" the signpost to Rotherham loomed into view.


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 07:15 AM

I have mentioned before on another thread how on two separate occasions the late Jim Couzza entered Cheddar Folk club during renditions of "Barratt's privateers" just at the line "When a big fat Yankee hove in view".
I have never been able to decide if he deliberatly delayed his entrance to fit in withthe words, but he certainly joined in with the laughter.


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: Splott Man
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 10:27 AM

Bude Festival this year.

In the Rugby Club, Snuffy started singing Keith Marsden's Funeral Song as the place started filling up. As he came to the line "...they had to bring in extra chairs..." the steward emerged from the storeroom with a pile of chairs.

The irony wasn't lost on him, he was ready for the next few choruses...

Here's the result.


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 10:33 AM

I was at the proms....had met some friends for a few bevvies beforehand. Was dying for a pee when the orchestra struck up handel's Water Music'.....Does this count?


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: GUEST,Big Ballad Singer
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 09:00 PM

I was driving in my car, listening to John Michael Talbot lead a choir and audience in the "Great Doxology" ("Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow"), and just as they got to the "Amen", I rounded a bend and saw one of the most spectacular and vivid rainbows I have ever seen in my life. It was enough to make me pull the car over and just sit in awe.

Regards,

BBS


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 02:43 AM

Oh Splott Man, I was so wanting to see the end result at Bude again, couldn't you make your piccies 'public' so's technophobes like me ca see 'em?


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 04:24 AM

At the evening concert at Doncater Folk Festival this year. Doncaster's beleagured and slightly potty elected mayor, Peter Davis, walked into the room as the duo on stage His Worship and the Pig (i kid you not !!) started singing 'If you had a brain you'd be dangerous'


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Subject: RE: Magical musical moment
From: Splott Man
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 04:37 AM

Hi Guru. Have done, but for a week or two only.

Cheers


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