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01 February 2009


Brigada Flores Magon

Heartbreaking. I didn't know this though I do have a lot of 16th c church music on CD. Thanks for putting it on here. It is the combination of the plangent motet form and the words of he AV that combine so potently as you say.


I like early music generally and still remember hearing Emma Kirkby singing Monteverdi at an Edinburgh Festival. It seems so pure and direct in expression - without fuss and bombast that you get in eg nineteenth century music. (Generalising wildly). The opera I really love is Dido and Aeneas.

Frank Smith

I understand that the updated version of this incident had no casualties in the school, and no children harmed outside of it where the weapon(s) landed in response to rocket launches from there. Many years ago, I had huge sympathy for Palestinians - I still have that sympathy but not for their leaders and agitators such as Fatah and Hamas. I now see the Israelis as astonishing people, holding on to a decent, all peoples-respecting democracy, in the face of relentless hatred from outside, and violent provocation too. Here is insight into a perspective from Sderot: http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/2009/02/a-dispatch-from.php

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  • Rosie Bell

    Some song writing, some verse writing and too much blogging about culture, politics, cycling and gardening.

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