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Music Appreciation Group

by Angela - 15:34 on 05 May 2016

The Orkney  U3A music group had its May meeting on Monday-the 2nd May-( we always meet on the First Monday of the month)

Our theme this month chosen by Maureen was "Operetta and Musical-"1860 to 1960-

And we had a wonderful selection to listen to-and words to appreciate-

Listed below are some of the choices-

This is my Beloved-from the musical "Kismet",which had borrowed the music of Borodin-

Ariadne auf Naxos,Carousel,Puccini--La Boheme,You are my Hearts Delight- from the 1929 operetta "Land of Smiles".

Der Rosencavalier-Strauss-with the words which some of us related to----

"There comes a moment when time is all we feel,All the world talks of it,our souls are filled with it,on every face its mark will show,each mirror berays it,all through my dreams it is flowing,It flows in silence trickling as in an hour glass,

Sometimes I rise in the dead of night ,go to my clocks and stop them every one,And yet,to be afraid of time is useless---------"!

We watched some of Iolanthe -performed at the Minack theatre in Cornwall-Other musicals we heard were -South Pacific,Oklahoma,The Boy Friend,The Student Prince,and \Madam Butterfly.

Our next meeting will be 6th June-10-30a.m.- In Orphir and Susan has chosen the theme-South America-

Anyone is invited to give this group a try-you will be most welcome


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