Wednesday, April 30, 2014
I thought this was very entertaining. Of course you have to be of an age to know the old typewriter - even when I was in high school we had electric typewriters...but my mom had one of these ancient kind and that's what my sister and I often used to type up our reports and essays. I still remember the "ding"!
Just popped in to track my food and fitness and a virtual 5K and there was a wonderful music blog from dear Trev. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
It reminded me of 'The Typewriter' so figured I share it with all of you!
Hope all is well in your world. I'm busy, busy, crazy busy...and miss you!
***Just got a Spark Mail from Trev and thought I'd share what he says with some other tips for this kind of music...so you can check it out as well....
" I am quite familiar with the music of Leroy Anderson and hold him in very high esteem. We attempted this and about a dozen other miniature classics when I was at college. I played the violin part in the orchestra for not only this one but "The syncopated clock," "Fiddle Faddle." "Buglers Holiday" and the ever famous "Sleigh Ride" Many people compare my work to Leroy Anderson and one other lesser known British composer "Ronald Binge" - Anderson has a wonderful light heartedness to his work where Ronald Binge tends to write a little more seriously and has a gift for wonderful pleasant melodies that are very pleasing to the ear. I consider it a wonderful compliment when my work is compared to this field.
If you go onto youtube you should be able to check out Ronald Binge, he lived about the same time as Leroy Anderson both dying in the seventies and at a similar age too. A couple of Binge works worth listening to are "The Watermill" for Oboe and Orchestra, "Cornet Carillon" for brass band, and "Sailing By" for orchestra, not forgetting his wonderful "Elizabethan Serenade" - that is probably his most famous work."