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Elgar Organ Music ~ Donald Hunt
Elgar Organ Music ~ Donald Hunt
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Elgarians are in debt to Donald Hunt for his pioneering recordings of some of Elgar's minor choral music, and it would be good to say that these performances of Elgar's chief organ works are a fitting follow-up. After all, they're from Worcester Cathedral, a building closely connected with the master and where the first performance of the first Organ Sonata was given (badly) by Hunt's predecessor Hugh Blair in the early 1890s. Alas this is a deeply disappointing recording, bland and characterless in the manner of the worst Anglican organ-playing, with Elgar's music bereft of the colour and momentum which it needs. There are plenty of other recordings of this repertoire which are are more… Read more
All Mary (Mary Plain) by Gwynedd Rae
All Mary (Mary Plain) by Gwynedd Rae
3.0 out of 5 stars Only "Partly Mary", 21 Dec 2012
Mary Plain is, as her devotees will know, an unusual first class bear from the bear pits at Berne with a white rosette and a gold medal with a picture of herself on it. She is a bear who can speak, write (after a fashion) and interact with humans, and much of the spark and humour of these stories comes from the manner in which she combines the characteristics of a headstrong small girl with those of a real bear cub. The best of them deal with Mary learning (and misunderstanding) the ways of her human friends, going to tea, attending a children's birthday party or going on a picnic.

Gwynedd Rae started writing about her in 1930 and continued into the 1960s. The books were still… Read more
Dragostea Din Tei (Original Romanian Version) <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dragostea-Din-Original-Romanian-Version/dp/artist-redirect/B002BP03ZE">O-Zone</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
5.0 out of 5 stars The Numa Numa Song!, 15 Sep 2011
This is, of course, the track that became an internet legend thanks to "the Numa Numa Guy", aka Gary Brolsma, whose inimitable hand-jive-on-webcam video has been spreading happiness around the world since 2004. Google the lyrics and you will find that it is actually a deeply sensitive song of rejected love and whispering linden trees, but really, who cares what it means? This is Eastern-Europop at its most contagiously catchy, and it is guaranteed to put a silly grin on your face.

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