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Post by blondie95 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:20 pm

JR retreat is at 3pm and soe term ends at 4pm

I was doing fine through the leavers service until the head read the charge which i cant just about remeber and then how shall i sing sent me right off....i want that as the last hymn at the wedding :? Then in retreat, i went when they played sunset and lowered the flag, sussex by the sea makes me smile rather than sad!
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Post by Fjgrogan » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:06 pm

Yes, 'Sunset' does it for me every time - it comes of a lifetime hanging around Sea Cadets! Also Sussex by the Sea as the band fades away down the Avenue, but it always seems a bit incongruous as they march into Guildhall Yard for example on St Matthew's Day - I find myself wondering what onlookers think who have no knowledge of the school.
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Post by chaosriddenyears » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:28 am

"We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land".

Each window in the chapel was decorated by every house with fruit and flowers- when I went down to practise the organ in the early dark I was horribly afraid that I would see ghosts reaching out at me between the tall and densely black yew hedges. I was so glad to reach the door of the chapel and breathe in the earthy scent of apples and pears and corn and late flowers. To this day, Harvest Festival means the relief of entering the chapel, still dark but heavy with luscious scents, and the safe, comforting presence of the organ that, at the touch of my hand, breathed reluctantly into life and bright sound.

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Post by Great Plum » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:25 pm

blondie95 wrote:JR retreat is at 3pm and soe term ends at 4pm
It gives the kids more time down the Bax! ;-)
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Post by J.R. » Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:44 pm

Great Plum wrote:
blondie95 wrote:JR retreat is at 3pm and soe term ends at 4pm
It gives the kids more time down the Bax! ;-)

A custom you're well versed in young Plum ! Did you actually BOOK a garden seat this year, or did the Champagne Charlies do their usual trick :?:
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Post by anniexf » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:31 pm

chaosriddenyears wrote:"We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land".

Each window in the chapel was decorated by every house with fruit and flowers- when I went down to practise the organ in the early dark I was horribly afraid that I would see ghosts reaching out at me between the tall and densely black yew hedges. I was so glad to reach the door of the chapel and breathe in the earthy scent of apples and pears and corn and late flowers. To this day, Harvest Festival means the relief of entering the chapel, still dark but heavy with luscious scents, and the safe, comforting presence of the organ that, at the touch of my hand, breathed reluctantly into life and bright sound.
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:27 pm

J.R. wrote:
Great Plum wrote:
blondie95 wrote:JR retreat is at 3pm and soe term ends at 4pm
It gives the kids more time down the Bax! ;-)

A custom you're well versed in young Plum ! Did you actually BOOK a garden seat this year, or did the Champagne Charlies do their usual trick :?:
I didn't go this year... maybe next year I will take Master Plum to Retreat!
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Post by J.R. » Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:03 pm

Great Plum wrote:



I didn't go this year... maybe next year I will take Master Plum to Retreat!

GOOD ! I'm definitely going to try and make it next summer.
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Post by huntertitus » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:01 pm

My favourite hymn is Jerusalem the Golden

I sang in the chapel choir and was rather jealous of Michael Savage who always got the best solos, though it has to be said that his voice and skill was superior to mine. It was a real privelage to sing in the choir and get to know such a lot of fabulous music under Malcolm Mc Kelvey, who I ought at some point to have written to thank. Too late now.

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Post by DavidRawlins » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:15 pm

During Advent we always had 'Sleepers wake, a voice is calling',from cantata 140. The choir trebles sang the second verse, with Corks playing the organ continuo. We were allowed to sit down for this verse. Magical.
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Post by postwarblue » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:07 pm

A Remembrance Day hymn from the Supplement that I can't find anywhere - "Oh God all loving, God of justice dread/ Who seest by every land and sea our dead .." Remember this from the Prep in 1946 when we were in the chapel gallery for the Remembrance service.
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Post by DavidRawlins » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:10 pm

It was included in the 2nd edition of the Public School Hymn Book, published about 1950. I do not remember it being used.
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Post by LongGone » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:04 pm

J.R. wrote:What was the name of the organ piece that Dr Rust always played right at the end of the leavers service

Really loud and ceremonial.

It always sounded even better to me when up in the balcony.

For some reason, the word Scipio ( :?: ) comes to mind.

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Post by DavidRawlins » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:55 pm

LongGone wrote:
J.R. wrote:What was the name of the organ piece that Dr Rust always played right at the end of the leavers service

Really loud and ceremonial.
The March from Scipio (from an opera by Handel) used to be played at the end of the leaving service at least until I left in 1953.
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by Great Plum » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:24 pm

Scipio was played at my leaving service in 99...
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