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A New Dimension To Daquin


Arp Schnitger
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Excellent! :D

 

Now I need visit the gym ever again, and can get on with this whilst pupils play to me! :D

 

 

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About thirty years ago, when I was extremely fit, I did something similar to this; thanks to a stray cat which came into church just as I was about to lock up and go home after practising.

 

What started as enticement, rapidly degenerated into a game, and then a full-blown small-game hunt.

 

Could I catch that cat? You bet I couldn't!

 

Eventually, I was leaping over pews, bouncing off stone piers, running around like a mad thing.....still I didn't catch it.

 

Eventually, I hit upon a good idea.

 

I opened the door of the church, went to the organ and played very loudly. The cat sat on the font for a little while, but got scared and flattened its ears when I drew the pedal Trombone. It eventually walked off in a huff, briefly looked back and then departed through the open door.

 

B)

 

MM

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Grumpy Old Men and all that....

is it just me, or do others find these actions in a cathedral rather distressing?

 

What's next? Inviting Banksy in to jazz up the decor?

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Grumpy Old Men and all that....

is it just me, or do others find these actions in a cathedral rather distressing?

 

What's next? Inviting Banksy in to jazz up the decor?

 

 

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What a good idea!

 

They could do one of those awful "Changing Rooms" programmes for TV.

 

"Now come in here....what do you think?"

 

"Oh gosh! It's just marvellous darling; and those VivienneWestwood altar pieces are just gorgeous"

 

(Producer/director) "Cut to the kids in long dresses on the cat-walk"

 

 

MM

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Perhaps this is some new training technique David is using with the choir!

 

Jonathan B)

 

 

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Nah! This is not new.

 

We had an organist and school choir-master nicknamed "Basher Braithwaite" when I were but a lad. If anyone stepped out of line, he would lose his temper big-style, and everyone ran around church like that, trying to get away.

 

I kid you not, but this man used to carry around a wooden table-leg with a nail driven through it!

 

The funny thing is, long after I left school, and long after he retired from teaching, he told me that he never once hit anyone!

 

:D

 

Those were the days!

 

MM

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