Music Appreciation September 2014 meeting

Michael George gave a superb presentation entitled “Humour in Music”.  His choice of music covered both vocal and instrumental music. His choice of vocal music covered such classics as “I’m a Gnu” from Flanders and Swan, while the instrumental selections had pieces such as “The Toy Symphony”.

The second half of the meeting was an unusual departure as we watched two YouTube films; one being Morecombe and Wise playing Grieg’s piano concerto in A minor Opus 16 with Andre Previn (Preview) conducting; I think we had all seen this sketch before, but we still couldn’t stop laughing. Equally amusing was the film from the 2011 Last Night of The Proms featuring ~Matthew Arnold’s ‘Grand Grand Overture’ featuring 2 Vacuum Cleaners Floor Polisher and 6 shot guns.

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