Sunday, 2 October 2016

Farewell, Sneville!



With the sad announcement of the death of conductor Sir Neville Marriner [who we've always referred to as "Sneville"], just months after that of the playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, what better way to celebrate the lives of both great men than with a classic excerpt from their most successful collaboration [Sir Peter wrote the screenplay, Sir Neville arranged and conducted the music for the soundtrack] - Amadeus?

All together, now! It's the Queen of the Night aria:



Sir Neville Marriner CH, CBE (15th April 1924 – 2nd October 2016)

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    1. A song we have both aspired to sing over the years, no doubt... Jx

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  2. A great loss to the world of music.
    and yes the video is a perfect tribute to both.

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    1. 'Twas a superb film, and a credit to their collaborative genius. Jx

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