Guest spottedmetal Posted January 31, 2008 Share Posted January 31, 2008 Dear All At the prestigious recital over the weekend where the 70 stop triple decker toaster was outstripped by a single manual pipe organ I think that we were the youngest there. We brought a couple of sons who were certainly the youngest together with a house-guest who's visit to a church was probably her first . . . :-( The age of everyone else was at least 20 years more. None brought their children, let alone grand-children. When I do guided tours of a historic house in the summer I reprimand my visitors for just this too, and tell them that they cannot complain at the decline of civilisation and of the young generation if they do not themselves introduce their progeny to civilisation. (How to win friends and influence people! Fewer visitors come on my tours every year ) Accordingly on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, we're organising a recital for people to bring their nightclub-generation to, for the nightclub generation to come to without being brought, and for people to bring their children and grand-children. The programme is not going to toady to those thinking that children should be fed chicken nuggets and chips: Hugh Potton will be doing Vierne 2 in his series of Vierne Symphony concerts and then a transcription of the 1812 with complete with bells and bangs. I'm contemplating total pandemonium. The bangs will be provided by 1000 or more balloons strung above the audience arranged to be detonated in 20 banks of 50, and, these having provided support for loose ones above, will release a rain of balloons to be thrown around or for additional sound effects. Hugh will need more than full stops out to compete with the racket. In addition the boys are plotting small detonations of gunpowder for the smoke and the smell. Is this not enough temptation for the young generation to be brought or to come of their own accord? I couldn't possibly tell you the time or the venue without contravening board rules . . . However, that's not the point - in order to save the organ we really do have to go out of our way to provide FUN on a scale to compete with the competition that the young generation expect. (After getting home from the organ recital at midnight on Saturday my wife and I took our houseguest out to the local common establishment in the nearest town and put ear-plugs in our eyes to be able to do so - she learned that we were not fuddy-duddy!) So does anyone here do a transcription of Stairway to Heaven? If so - go on and be daring! Do-it! (And of course you're always welcome to perform in the madhouse . . . And any volunteers to assist in the detonations are welcome too! ) Best wishes David P Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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