Agreed: in my chorister days, the annual dread of having to fling wide those gates yet again had one hankering for a spot of JSB's finest Passiontide offering into which to get one's teeth.
Apparently even Stainer himself dismissed his piece of torpid Victoriana as 'rubbish'
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I believe that Stainer suffered a very similar fate to that of the recently deceased actor James Gandolfini: neither could be described as having died at their own hand.
Continuing to play a very straight bat I see.
I was attempting a witty post alluding to Sir Thomas's rather pithy comments on the composer Stainer, particularly regarding the piece mentioned above.
Sadly after a long day and way into the early hours it came out as complete gibberish.
Apologies to all.
We do so many shows in a row,
And these towns all look the same,
We just pass the time in our hotel room
And wander 'round backstage,
Till the lights come up, and we hear that crowd,
And we remember why we came.
My sympathies to you both.
At least as a member of the audience you have the option of trying to sneak out unobserved.
Well i am off to listen to some music
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