Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 12 Jan 2013
Posted on 01/11/2013 6:11:33 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God
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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.
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God Bless Our Republic
I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
with liberty and justice for all.
Prayers going up
Attention On Deck! As you were. The smoking lamp is lit in all authorized spaces and sick call is commencing. Fall in!
FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS
and Special Web Sites
Theme: Cruisin’ & Doo Wopping & More
Note: Parental Discretion Advised.
“I’m So Happy - Kenny Vance & The Original Lymon’s Teenagers”
“The Coasters - Yakety Yak”
“The Chordettes - Lollipop”
“Billy Preston - Nothing from Nothing”
“Get A Job - The Silhouettes”
“The Spinners - Rubberband Man”
“Biily Preston - ‘Round in Circles”
“Cruisin Hits of the 60’s”
“The Marcels - Blue Moon”
“Five Satins - In The Still of the Night”
“Bloodstone - Natural High”
“Don’t Stop This Feeling - GQ”
“Ben E. King - Stand By Me”
“My Girl - The Temptations”
“Stop, Look Listen (To Your Heart) - The Stylistics”
“Don and Juan - Pledging My Love”
“Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman”
“Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters”
“The Fleetwoods - Come Softly to Me”
“Tierra - Together”
“Tonight, Tonight - Mello Kings”
“Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight - The Spaniels”
“Always & Forever - Heat Wave”
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Hand over heart & prayers up.
Sonboy & the Wahines doing well? (Sounds like a 60's musical group right? ;-})
.........and sick call is commencing
Your not ill are you? (or I'm I messing up the "call" again?) LOL
Thanks, Cindy, for the Friday Night Videos for the troops. ((HUGS))
Leroy was born in 1908 in Cambridge, home of Harvard, to Swedish immigrants. Music came naturally, as his father played the mandolin and his mother the organ. In 1919, at age 11, he was admitted to the New England Conservatory of Music as a piano student. At his graduation in 1925 from Cambridge High and Latin School, he composed, orchestrated and conducted the class song. Admitted to Harvard, Leroy studied music with Walter Piston and other musical luminaries, graduating in 1929.
Leroy Anderson gave a lecture at the Yale School of Music in 1973 that was one of the funniest talks Ive ever heard. He spoke at length about his years at Harvard and how the music books of his day were all out of date. His book of counterpoint took all of its examples from the symphonies of Louis Spohr. (Who?)
But the best line came from an old book on musical history. There are three composers in Germany today whose music will live forever: Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahms and Joachim Raff. (Raff? Who?) Leroy only knew Raff from a violin and piano piece titled Cavatina, which was considered salon or restaurant music in the late 19th Century. He did his own research and discovered that Raff had written 11 symphonies. A trip to the archives of the Boston Symphony Orchestra showed that a Raff symphony had last been programmed in 1906. If a piece is not programmed often, Anderson said in his lecture, theres usually a good reason for it. Music critic Jim Svejde has classified Raff as one of the great composers of musical trash.
From 1929 to 1935, Leroy worked as organist and choirmaster at East Congregational Church in Milton. He stayed at Harvard, going to graduate school, and earned his Ph.D. in Germanic and Scandinavian languages. He could speak and write eight languages in addition to English. He was about to take a job as a language teacher at a prestigious prep school in Pennsylvania when he decided to try his hand at music.
During his years in graduate school, Leroy had played in a number of local dance bands and got his chance to conduct. He also took over the Harvard University Band and wrote a number of clever arrangements that brought him to the attention of George Judd, manager of the Boston Pops, and Arthur Fiedler, the director. Fiedler brought Leroy on board as an arranger and orchestrator. It was to be a long professional relationship.
The Boston Pops is what remains of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) when you subtract the first chair players. Fiedler had founded the Boston Chamber Players, a subset of the BSO, and got high marks for his work. His work at the Boston Pops was different. Fiedler was in charge of light music, show tune arrangements, and other items that brought in audiences and money by way of the Boston Pops long time recording contract with RCA Victor. It made Fiedler a millionaire, and it should have made him a happy man. The public image of Arthur Fiedler was a smiling, spry and slightly curmudgeonly figure who liked to chase fire engines. But over the years, Fiedlers outlook turned sour.
The canker that gnawed at his bosom was professional jealousy. Fiedler looked at conductors like Toscanini who conducted Beethoven symphonies and operas, and he wished he could get such an assignment. But even when he conducted out of town, such as when he conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1962, it was an all-Gershwin concert at the Garden State Race Track in New Jersey, not at the Academy of Music in Philly. Would it have killed Sarah Caldwell, boss at the Opera Company of Boston, to bring him in to conduct one of her cutting edge productions? He was fully capable of handling such an assignment and putting his touch on the music. But he had been typecast back in the Thirties as a pops conductor, and that haunted him to his grave in 1979 at age 85.
In 1938, at age 30, Leroy Anderson heard his first original composition, written for the Boston Pops, under the baton of Arthur Fiedler. Pizzicato means plucking the strings, not bowing them. It does not mean a small pizza!
Yes, even the Russians like Anderson!
These two numbers were put on shellac by RCA Victor, and they scored on the Hit Parade. Leroy was on his way.
It's Tunes For Our Troops Time!
Good evening Cindy Sue & TGIF to you! Although & know you work hard no matter the day of the week!:) *Hugs*
Good evening, Connie, and thanks for the Tribute to Our Troops.
Hope you picked a lot of lemons today. *HUGS*
Oh oh....email that the system will be shut down in 5 minutes. I’m off for home in traffic. Ick!