Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Top Brass

Last night we visited the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon and listened to the RAF Central Band - they were fabulous. There was a mixture of music played including film scores, traditonal military marches, a trumpet solo and a flute duet. They played the rousing "633 Squadron" and of course "The Dam Busters." For me, the best piece was by Vangelis "The Conquest of Paradise", it was this music that was played over the ship's tannoy system every time "Royal Clipper" raised her sails at sunset and silently left port. The effect of the haunting music combined beautifully with this majestic ship, mast lit by a thousand lights silently sailing away into the night. Royal Clipper is the largest sailing clipper in the world and we had the privilege of sailing in her in 2008 on a cruise from Rome to Venice.

We wondered why the band consisted of so many women and eventually came to the conclusion that the very very handsome Musical Director was the reason!!! By the way, I definitely fancied him too!!


Carol said...

There is something magical about listening to a live band isn't there!! Chris and I once went to an Orchestral night in Manchester where the theme of the evening was film. They played music from West Side Story to Jaws...was just brilliant :-)

Glad you had a great time

C x

Maggie May said...

Wow.... can I join! He sounds a bit of alright!

The Damn Busters takes me back to the many times my brother & I saw that film as children. I think it is a bit gruesome now!

Nuts in May

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I love military bands, especially pipe bands.

Gill - That British Woman said...

it's always a plus when there is a bit of "eye candy," to watch. Its sounds like a lovely evening.

Gill in Canada

Gill - That British Woman said...

as a thank you for commenting on my blog on Sunday, I have done a link back to your blog on my Monday post.

Gill in Canada

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