ViÃ¨r Bliu wrote:
michael scuffil wrote:Corks was succeeded as Director of Music by a man called John F. Rust, who was not universally popular (to put it mildly)
aka the screaming skull - he subsequently came to Jersey for the sake of, so the story had it, his health. Here he found himself teaching music to, amongst others, a teeny-tiny ViÃ¨r Bliu. There are many choirs, no doubt, that I have deserved being thrown out of, but in fact I've only ever actually been thrown out of one, and that was in a Jersey school and by Mr Rust.
Rust had a tendency to curry favour by playing to the gallery (i.e. cheeky adolescents). He would close Chapel Practice with phrases like "Over to you, vicar" (addressed to the chaplain). When having coffee with the Thornton B monitors he would say things like "Here comes the Galloping Major to send you to bed." (= John Page, the housemaster, who was a major in the CCF).
Seaman wielded his new broom fairly vigorously, but I didn't know that he wanted to sweep Corks out. Corks was appointed a minor canon of St Paul's, which sounds reasonably prestigious, and by all accounts he enjoyed life there. I can see though that he might not have been a great administrator of the CH music department (presumably part of the job description), he was only interested in chapel singing. The music department had to wait for McKelvey.
Kit was an all-purpose master. But he wasn't allowed into deps and grecians, or into any of the top streams above the LF or LE. Certainly he was rather out of place in a very strong English department (Jesson Dibley, Malins, David Herbert, Peter Austin Jones).
Th.B. 27 1955-63