Friday, February 15, 2013

some years after turner came to draw the ruins, we sometimes used to sing stanford's nunc dimittis in C at malmesbury abbey on sunday evenings ...



















when i was invited to confirm my loyalty to the church, after five years as a chorister, aged about fourteen, i declined, and nowadays i really dislike the imperialist triumphalist lyrics more than ever, but i still think that stanford's amen we sang was very nice ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsnBDU0RTNM

of course, fifty years on times have changed ...
















... i wish i could find out the name of this photographer, to whom much credit is due

... and i think el greco would certainly have liked the lighting and the colour scheme





when hedgehogs itch ...