Pocket Symphony

I went to a concert yesterday evening in the public hall of Veules les Roses (where I often go sailing), where La Symphonie de Poche played some arrangements of classics and a few Bourville songs from the 1940’s and 50’s, and a few pieces from the 1920’s. It was quite exquisite. Here are some little clips I found on YouTube of this small ensemble featuring a harp and an accordion among other instruments. The effect is most appealing.

You can find more videos on their website.

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1 Response to Pocket Symphony

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Thank you!

    Speaking of the musical 1950s, I just watched a striking movie, the 1956 version of Margery Allingham’s 1952 novel, The Tiger in the Smoke, with a score by Malcolm Arnold – which includes helping depict a very ragged band of London street musicians, and which sometimes combines with visuals to tell the story without letting us hear what the actors are saying.

    Another noteworthy detail is the length of Canon Avril’s hair in the back! (I don’t know how old the character is, but its set after the Second World war and he’s played, with white hair, by Laurence Naismith who must have been around 47 at the time.)

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