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Vaughan Williams symphony #8 [Feb. 10th, 2007|02:56 pm]
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This is just to say that I CANNOT get VW's symphony #8 out of my head!  How it lodges in the brain!!

Paul, did VW particularly favor the viola?  Now that I think about it, there is a lot of lovely viola highlighting in VW works.  I imagine that that's somewhat rare, that the viola more often gets overlooked?

And OT - I just made a banner for the community profile. Now we can advertise!  Read the profile information and see if that sounds more suitable than what it was before - more inclusive.  (And all just so Percy Grainger can have a spot...)

[User Picture]From: spiritsense
2007-02-11 10:51 pm (UTC)
Deepest and humblest apologies! Just shows there's always something new to learn about the viola - an instrument of mystery!
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[User Picture]From: grace_poppy
2007-02-11 11:01 pm (UTC)
Guess so! :D

How lovely that he was a violist. I like it when composers are instrumentalists too.
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[User Picture]From: spiritsense
2007-02-11 11:04 pm (UTC)
Especially those who played the less obvious instruments - like Holst played the trombone (apparently in an attempt to counter the affects of asthma). :o) [see - I do know some things!]
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[User Picture]From: grace_poppy
2007-02-17 11:55 pm (UTC)
Wow! Did it help him?
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