MUSIC IS A MORAL LAW,
IT GIVES SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE
WINGS TO THE MIND.
FLIGHT TO THE IMAGINATION
A CHARM TO SADNESS
GAIETY AND LIFE TO EVERYTHING.
IT IS THE ESSENCE
OF ORDER AND LENDS TO ALL
THAT IS GOOD,JUST, AND BEAUTIFUL.
PLATO

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I had a really interesting morning at the Cafe this morning. I took my score as usual but was joined eventually by my french grandchild.

I turned the paper over and drew a stave ( 5 lines ) and then drew a note on the line C.....I asked Alice what C could mean? , We got Cat, Cockerel, Cuckoo but she decided on the Cockerel and so she drew a small Cockerel in the circle representing C.

Then we turned our attention to D ( the next note up ) ...was it Dog? Duck?  Yes!! that's the one...so again, she drew a small quacking Duck in the circle representing the note D and so on until we reached the 8th note or the Octave. She found this alot of fun.

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So, here I am, trying to decide on a programme for the big Concert (already mentioned )for 2013. A Choral Concert in a huge space in the middle of our small town in the South of France.

 This evening, I am pondering on and listening to the choruses of Wagner. I need to select two or three as the last item in the programme....sounds easy doesn't it?? probably it is but not when you are feeling like I am!! Nevertheless, by the end of the evening, I will have made a decision...subject to a scrutiny of the score of course when I can get hold of one.

 Everyone around me is taking a holiday....one goes to the Cafe and there they are!... Myself? I go to the Cafe to check scores I've already written and to orchestrate .

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Well, we met today. The Dutchman, or ' The Flying Dutchman' as I now call him....

We met with the Secretary of our Association. She is a Woman who has had alot of experience in the past as Administration for London Symphony Orchestra. The possibility of bringing the Youth Orchestra here from Holland for the project in 2013 was discussed. There are alot of ' If's' and ' But's of course, nevertheless we are all enthusiastic about the idea and our friend will return to Holland to investigate all aspects.

 Aside of that, I had a copy of the score Te Deum with me and had already conceived the idea of asking him if he would be interested in participating in a performance with Percussion ( his expertise ) ad lib!!That is to say without any written part for Percussion to follow, just straight from the Heart . 

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