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Posted By: Flash Company
01-Apr-06 - 08:18 AM
Thread Name: Classical music - what makes you listen?
Subject: RE: Classical music - what makes you listen?
i suppose the first classical piece I was really aware of was 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' which our music teacher, Andy Horrocks, played as an organ voluntary on the first Founder's Day service which I went to at Sir John Deane's Grammar School in Cheshire.
I was already in the retentive mode for music which came in very handy later for remembering folk songs, and went straight home and played it on a harmonica. It was some time before I found out what it was, so it was referred to in our house as 'Andy's Tune'.
Now, for relaxing, Mozart or Haydn, or as Helen says above, Rachmaninov's Vespers. If I want waking up, Smetana 'Ma Vlast' or Sibelius 'Finlandia'.