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FReeper Canteen ~ The Fireworks Test ~ 03 July 2013
Serving The Best troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 07/02/2013 6:00:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

~ Freeper Canteen ~

Canteen Mission Statement
Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies' military
and family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.

Today We Want You To Take.....

The Fireworks Test

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Have fun!

Please remember that The Canteen is here to
support and entertain our troops and veterans and
their families, and is family friendly.




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1 posted on 07/02/2013 6:00:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD

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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 07/02/2013 6:00:37 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Your Fireworks Say You're Obsessed
You are focused, single minded, and intense.
You don't let others see your intensity often, and when they do, they are quite surprised.

You burn brightly, but you also burn steadily.
You have the endurance to get the one thing you desire most.
The Fireworks Test
Blogthings: Take a Quiz. Annoy Your Friends.

3 posted on 07/02/2013 6:02:51 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot ("If this be treason, make the most of it." - Patrick Henry, 30 May 1765)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


4 posted on 07/02/2013 6:04:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

Brad Fletcher - To All Our Mothers Children

Due South - The Good Guys

Perry Nunley - When Freedom Rings



5 posted on 07/02/2013 6:04:57 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


6 posted on 07/02/2013 6:06:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Your Fireworks Say You're Content
You are jubilant and easily excited.
While you aren't very intense or passionate, your happiness is abundant.

You can always find cause to celebrate, laugh, or even just smile to yourself.
You find that life is full of things to be happy about!
The Fireworks Test
Blogthings: If Quizzes Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Take Quizzes

7 posted on 07/02/2013 6:07:45 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Service And Witness

July 3, 2013

While serving as a maid in London, England, in the early part of the 20th century, Gladys Aylward had other dreams. Her goal was to be a missionary to China. Having been rejected by a Christian missionary organization as “unqualified,” Gladys decided to go there on her own. At the age of 28, she used her life savings to purchase a one-way ticket to Yangcheng, a remote village in China. There she established an inn for trade caravans where she shared Bible stories. Gladys served in other villages as well and became known as Ai-weh-deh, Chinese for “virtuous one.”

The apostle Paul also spread the gospel to distant regions of the world. He extended himself as a servant to meet the needs of others (2 Cor. 11:16-29). He wrote this about serving: “We do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake” (4:5).

Not all of us are called to endure hardship to spread the gospel in distant lands. But each of us is responsible as a servant of God to share Christ with people in our sphere of influence. It’s our privilege to help our neighbors, friends, and relatives. Ask God for openings to serve and to talk about Jesus who gave Himself for us.

My life is a painting created by God,
And as such I’ve nothing to boast;
Reflecting the image of Christ to the world
Is what I desire the most. —Sper
We serve God by sharing His Word with others.

Read: 2 Corinthians 4:1-12

We do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. —2 Corinthians 4:5
Bible in a Year:
Job 25-27; Acts 12


8 posted on 07/02/2013 6:09:05 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

10?


9 posted on 07/02/2013 6:09:57 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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10 posted on 07/02/2013 6:10:53 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HGS*...did you have a good day? A good commute? Feeling better?

Still thinking about raining...I wish it would get on with it.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 6:11:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Your Fireworks Say You’re Original


12 posted on 07/02/2013 6:12:07 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (Proud bitter clinging wacko bird chirper.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Good evening, FortWorth. Obsessed, huh? Thanks for playing.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 6:14:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Your Fireworks Say You're Original
You are chaotic, inspired, and very creative.
You're so creative, people don't really recognize your creativity.
What's expressive for you sometimes looks like a mess.
But you don't really care... you enjoy making your messes!
The Fireworks Test
Blogthings: Discover the Parts of Your Personality that Have Been Hiding

14 posted on 07/02/2013 6:14:23 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You are focused, single minded, and intense.
You don’t let others see your intensity often, and when they do, they are quite surprised.

You burn brightly, but you also burn steadily.
You have the endurance to get the one thing you desire most.

I dunno. I can clown around a lot. But when I do get intense, I guess it does take people aback.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 6:17:52 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Mac!!


16 posted on 07/02/2013 6:22:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: FortWorthPatriot
FortWorth!!


17 posted on 07/02/2013 6:22:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie
Connie!!


18 posted on 07/02/2013 6:23:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: mylife
my!!


19 posted on 07/02/2013 6:23:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor
The Mayor!!


20 posted on 07/02/2013 6:24:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




YOUR FIREWORKS SAY
"DON'T TREAD ON ME"!!!















Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

21 posted on 07/02/2013 6:26:46 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2111USMC
Marine!!


22 posted on 07/02/2013 6:26:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Coming aboard as we speak. Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 07/02/2013 6:29:06 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie...*HUGS*...thank you for the tributes to our troops.

Is it scorching at your house? Hope you are staying cool.
Any fire issues?

LOTS of homework! But we hope to get off early tomorrow, so have to get checks done early.


24 posted on 07/02/2013 6:42:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A good day, thanks - a short week! I'm going in early tomorrow so I can make a quick getaway. Another smooth commute in both directions - all of our bureaucrats have already headed for the hills.

I'm feeling better - the bruises are subsiding, but I'm going to have a scar on my chin. We've had rain on and off for the last few days and it's supposed to continue through the weekend. They confirmed a tornado on the ground the other night in southern Prince George's County, but it was one of the wimpiest on record - winds only in the double-digits.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

25 posted on 07/02/2013 6:43:15 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

LOL!

You’re really stretching things to give me a SIX.

Maybe you should make a new medal just for me that says LATE!


26 posted on 07/02/2013 6:46:03 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It says I am fearless.....I just thought I was a pyromaniac


27 posted on 07/02/2013 6:46:15 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: The Mayor

seems to have nothing to do with the original post


28 posted on 07/02/2013 6:47:24 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: mylife

Good evening, Contented my.


29 posted on 07/02/2013 6:47:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SoldierDad; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; kalee; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


30 posted on 07/02/2013 6:48:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor,and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.

Did you remember to eat? Feed the cats and dog?


31 posted on 07/02/2013 6:51:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...








Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



Missing Man Setting

Robert Schumann - Traumerei
(Click)

Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

32 posted on 07/02/2013 6:51:49 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...
Your Fireworks Say You're Obsessed
You are focused, single minded, and intense.
You don't let others see your intensity often, and when they do, they are quite surprised.

You burn brightly, but you also burn steadily.
You have the endurance to get the one thing you desire most.

33 posted on 07/02/2013 6:52:07 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: txradioguy; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
86th Fighter Weapons Squadron "Combat Hammer" (saminfl)
AbnSarge USA
Allegra
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
BIGLOOK USN
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Bryan USA (Diver Dave)
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
CMS USA
COL Mike (gpapa)
ConorMacNessa FMF Corpsman
Cpl Don USMC 1963-1967 (Diver Dave’s twin)
CPT Carol USA, Nurse Corp (Vineyard)
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Diver Dave USN
Drumbo USN
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
forgotenknight13 USA (grandson of Monkey Face)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
HiJinx USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
James USA (Grumpybutt)
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
KJD USAF (SuzyQue)
Laurita USA
LCpl Carter USMC
LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
LT Gerald USN (Vineyard)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
Major Jennifer USA (Diver Dave)
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
MSgt Eddie USAF ( Son of ThomasPaine2000, CMSgt USAF, Ret)
MSGT Glen Ignasiak USAF (nephew of AirForceMom)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Navy Chaplain, Lt Nathan Rice (Coldwater Creek)
Old China Hand USA
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Philetus USA
PROCON USA
Rick USAF (Doogle)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
SandRat USA
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
SGT Chris USA (son of Vineyard)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Matt USMC (SuzyQue)
SGT Robert USMC (MarineMom613)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Drew USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SPC Ted USA (nephew of hoagy62)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Adam USA (Diver Dave)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
SSGT The Black Knight USAF
Stevan USA (Grumpybutt)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
TMSuchman USMC
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
TSGT Jason M Kibler USAF (son of AirForceMom)
SFC txradioguy USA
USAFSecurityForces (son of visualops & TheStickman)
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
Vineyard USN
William USA (jackv)
WOs Bob and Michelle USA (nephew, and his wife, of BnBlFlag)

 



34 posted on 07/02/2013 6:52:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: 2111USMC

d:o)

You earned your SIX...you were the 6th new FReeper to check in.


35 posted on 07/02/2013 6:57:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

God bless our heroes and keep them safe! All of them! *saluting*


36 posted on 07/02/2013 6:58:33 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site
It’s time for the Seattle Chamber Music Festival! We have a concert scheduled for Wednesday, July 3. Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, you can hear the concerts live at the website of KING-FM. I’ll be providing programs and links to the concerts throughout the summer festival. As we approach each concert, I’ll introduce one piece per evening at the Canteen with commentary about the piece. On concert nights, I’ll introduce the musicians.

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904, pronounced “DVOR-zhaak’) was born in Bohemia when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In those days Prague was a German-speaking city, something that was to change a year after Dvorak’s death when the Prague Riots, started by angry Czech speakers, broke out. Nowadays, that little principality is part of the Czech Republic. Boundaries moved around a lot thanks to the world wars.

Tony Dvorak’s training was Czech, but his early models were Mendelssohn and Wagner. However, it was when Jo Brahms, as part of an evaluating committee, voted a grant for Dvorak that he began modeling his later works on Brahms. The two men became good friends. He was a prolific composer of every form of music, to include some of the finest chamber works of that era.

Quintets for piano and strings tend to be chamber piano concertos where the strings don’t do much more than accompany the piano. The quintets of Brahms and Schumann fit this category. Dvorak found that special place where the instruments are balanced, and the piano is truly part of an ensemble rather than a solo instrument.

The Quintet for Piano and String in A, Op. 81 is one of the great chamber warhorses and a real crowd pleaser. It bubbles over with charm and great tunes. The first movement, marked allegro non tanto, which means “fast, but don’t overdo it”, starts out with a serene subject on cello backed by piano, and it seduces you into thinking the whole piece is going to be this sweet.
But at :28, the rest of the gang shows up, and the temperature rises as the theme oscillates between C Major and A minor.
At 1:16 he settles into A Major for the bulk of his first subject.
At 1:52 a cadence in A minor leads to a transitional passage, and at 2:15 he jerks on the reins and pulls the movement to a halt with an ominous mutter from the cello when the second subject in C# minor begins, one of the juiciest moments in the piece.
This subject is wonderfully passionate, and the heat builds up to a cadence at 3:45, which in this performance leads right into the development. This is good because the first ending, which would have led to a repeat of the exposition, is weak and unconvincing. Best to just get on with it!
The strings take up the first subject, and the piano and strings take the subject apart by fragmenting it in a progression of keys. At 5:47 everybody meets up for a review of the first subject in the remote key of C-flat Major (7 flats!), and the grand statement is made at 6:47 in F Major.
At 7:00 we’re back in A Major for the recapitulation of the first subject, which is so drastically abridged that by 7:45 Tony is pulling on the reins for that juicy second subject, this time in F# minor.
At 9:37 the coda arrives as a grand summation of everything that has gone before, and it leads to one of the greatest first movement endings in the repertory.

The second movement (at 10:23) is a dumka, which is a Czech musical form where happy and sad moments are alternated. It’s marked andante con moto which indicates that this “slow” movement isn’t all that slow. It’s in F# minor, the relative minor for A Major. The opening theme sounds a bit like “Nature Boy”, and Eden Ahbez, the proto-hippy who composed the song in 1947, might have committed Grand Theft Tune here.
At 12:56 the key changes to D Major for a theme where the piano and two strings (playing pizzicato) support something that sounds like a mother rocking her child. This goes into a pensive B minor.
At 14:52, the “Nature Boy” theme returns.
At 17:00 the speed picks up to vivace for a spirited and rather crazy section until Tony pulls at the reins at 17:41 and returns to the original speed for the first theme in F# minor.
At 19:09 the rocking theme returns, but this time in F# Major (6 sharps!). This puts the pensive theme in D# minor.
At 21:00 the “Nature Boy” theme returns for its final bow in F# minor, and the coda is very short and bleak.

The third movement in A Major (at 23:39), the dance movement, is a furiant, a Czech dance in 3/4 time set up in scherzo format. It’s a blast!
At 25:10 the middle section slows down to poco tranquillo for a contrasting theme in F Major.
At 26:54 the first theme returns for a race to finish line.

The finale in A Major (at 27:50) is a cross between ragtime and a Czech polka in sonata format. The first subject isn’t quite syncopated, but it’s close.
The second subject at 29:09 is in E Major.
At 30:29 you think he is going to repeat the exposition, but the first subject suddenly turns to the minor, and it’s development time. The first minute is devoted to breaking apart the first subject, but at 31:29 Tony writes a fugue. He’s been hanging around Brahms!
At 32:10 we’re back to A Major for the recap, but Tony drastically abridges the first subject, and at 32:46 we’re in the second subject, this time in A Major.
At 34:00 the coda begins tranquilly, and it initiates one of his finest stunts. You think he is going to end it slowly and dreamily, but then it spins faster and faster and faster to a bravo finish. Audiences always go wild at the end. You will, too.

Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81

37 posted on 07/02/2013 7:01:28 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




TODAY IN HISTORY
Battle of Gettysburg
2 July 1863 – Day Two

On the second day of battle, the Union defended a fishhook-shaped range of hills and ridges south of Gettysburg with around 90,000 soldiers. Confederates essentially wrapped around the Union position with 70,000 soldiers. On the afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Devil's Den, Little Round Top, the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard and Cemetery Ridge. On the Union right, demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp's Hill and East Cemetery Hill. Although the Confederates gained ground, the Union defenders still held strong positions by the end of the day.



Gettysburg - Map Of The Second Day



Gen. Warren, USA Overlooking The Battlefield On the Second Day








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

38 posted on 07/02/2013 7:03:40 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank goodness the bureaucreeps are gone.

We are hoping to get off early, too, but it means we have to print checks early. Lots of homework.


39 posted on 07/02/2013 7:06:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi there.


40 posted on 07/02/2013 7:06:45 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All
Your Fireworks Say You're Content
You are jubilant and easily excited.
While you aren't very intense or passionate, your happiness is abundant.

You can always find cause to celebrate, laugh, or even just smile to yourself.
You find that life is full of things to be happy about!
The Fireworks Test

41 posted on 07/02/2013 7:07:16 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: stilloftyhenight

Welcome to the Canteen, stilloftyhenight...an Original. Thanks for playing.


42 posted on 07/02/2013 7:10:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: henkster

Good evening, Focused and Intense. Summer going well?


43 posted on 07/02/2013 7:24:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy! Summer’s not bad; getting ready for 1st son’s wedding in September. Been raining here for a week but it’s better than last year when we had heat and drought.


44 posted on 07/02/2013 7:29:37 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
I'll have to see it when I get home.


45 posted on 07/02/2013 7:47:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; mylife; BIGLOOK; All
Your Fireworks Say You're Content
You are jubilant and easily excited.
While you aren't very intense or passionate, your happiness is abundant.

You can always find cause to celebrate, laugh, or even just smile to yourself.
You find that life is full of things to be happy about!
The Fireworks Test
Blogthings: Free Quizzes for Everyone

Yeah, right.
I'm so happy I just can't stand it.
I had a good time once.
It was awful.
*grouch*
46 posted on 07/02/2013 7:52:33 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Nifster

Welcome to the Canteen, Nifster....fearless is good. A pyromaniac not so good these days.


47 posted on 07/02/2013 7:53:11 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
*grump, grump, grump* ☺
48 posted on 07/02/2013 7:57:38 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

LOL! Good to see ya, (((Sis)))!!


49 posted on 07/02/2013 7:58:16 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Nifster

The Canteen thread is dedicated to our Troops and Veterans.

There are certain things we provide them each day in addition to the theme of the day.

One of those things is a daily message from the Bible.


50 posted on 07/02/2013 8:00:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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