Monday, 6 June 2011

Another Great from Emma Kirkby - Thomas Arne (1710-1778) - The Morning

I found it ! Now I know what to do, I scouted around for another Emma Kirkby which will blow your socks off! I first came across this wonderful recording whilst teaching A Level Music in school about 246 years ago! It was used as an aural listening exercise because the opening phrase rises in a major arpeggio!

Once we had learnt about rising arpeggios we just kept putting the excerpt on, at the beginning and end of every lesson for about a year ! So glorious it is even strapping 16 year old boys melted at it, and girls who sang almost wept with pleasure and hopeless jealousy I suspect........

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