From: Mike Foster ... And the music would be transposed down half an octave because that woman sings all in chest voice. I was shockedMessage 1 of 7 , Feb 17, 2005View SourceFrom: Mike Foster <mafoster@...>
>All unbiddenAnd the music would be transposed down half an octave because that woman sings all in chest voice. I was shocked when I heard Amy Grant's version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." That song is low enough as written and she had it transposed even lower because she has no vocal technique. (It's not like she's Karen Carpenter who truly had a low voice which was very rich. Amy Grant just has an extremely limited range.)
>came a prophetic Nashville vision
>of excerpts from the Shore score
>sung by Amy Grant [Eowyn]
>and Vince Gill [Faramir].
... From: David Bratman ... characters ... Lewis also wrote a poem summing up these personifications. It is rather long (3 1/2Message 1 of 7 , Feb 17, 2005View Source
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From: "David Bratman" <dbratman@...>
> I see that another concert features Patrick Stewart narrating Gustav
> Holst's "The Planets". "The Planets" doesn't come with narration, but I
> suppose someone penned something for Stewart to say. It is a work I would
> recommend to all Inklings fans if they haven't heard it, for the
> that Holst portrays in this suite are the same medieval personifications
> that Lewis uses in the "Descent of the Gods" chapter of _That Hideous
> Strength_ - which differ from the personalities of the Greek gods and are
> also not, so far as I understand it, identical with the planetary
> influences of modern astrology either.
Lewis also wrote a poem summing up these personifications. It is rather
long (3 1/2 pages), it experiments with alliterative meter, and for those
who wish to find it, in my edition of POEMS it is on the 12th page, and its
title is THE PLANETS.
It would be lovely if THAT were what Stewart is reading!