Pop-Cultural Briefings – …and don’t call me Shirley.

Our last rehearsal featured a timeless quote from one of my all-time favourite movies – Airplane!

This gem of a spoof takes on the thoroughly 1970ies fashion for disaster movies, like The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure, and puts a decidedly Leslie Nielsen spin on it. It’s teeming with extremely quotable gags, but let’s have a look at yesterday evening’s obscure reference:

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More practice aids

I just received this via email from Brian, and thought I’d turn in into a follow-up blog post to my last one. So, here’s Brian on where to find note bashing tracks for our current material:

“For those of you who, like me, are mere mortals that don’t sight sing and generally need help learning the voice part, here is a list of where I found helpful audio files. There may well be other sites available of course, but here are the links I use. You can download what you want…

Ding Dong Merrily on High, Willcocks
A Spotless Rose, Howell
I Saw Three Ships, Willcocks
We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Warrell
Music, When Soft Voices Die, Parry
Glory to the Christ Child, Bullard

Right click on the file you want and click “save link as” and save it to your computer or to your phone if connected, and hey presto, sorted. If you don’t want to or cannot download, you can always just listen on line, of course.

Hodie Christus Natus Est, Carter: I drew a blank on voice part files, but there are You Tube videos.

On Christmas Night, Chilcott
To download, use a similar method to the one outlined above for the John Fletcher site.

Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, JS Bach: Available on John Fletcher site, but if you don’t know how to use midi software to slow down the speed, you might find you tube vids helpful – there are slowed down versions on you tube.

Hope this helps.

Brian”