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Royal wedding music has been announced. Talk about patriotic. There is one Bach and that's it. All else is English and Welsh. John Rutter is no surprise, he is a staple of Anglican choral settings, I hope he ups his game for this occasion; he isn't what I would call thrilling.

Upside, "Lead me O thou Great Jehovah" - yes! Tony, wss, Xray and all other virtual apochryphal godless Anglicans, belt it out with me!

Python fans, you'll like Jerusalem.

Carol

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Royal wedding music has been announced. Talk about patriotic. There is one Bach and that's it. All else is English and Welsh. John Rutter is no surprise, he is a staple of Anglican choral settings, I hope he ups his game for this occasion; he isn't what I would call thrilling.

Upside, "Lead me O thou Great Jehovah" - yes! Tony, wss, Xray and all other virtual apochryphal godless Anglicans, belt it out with me!

Python fans, you'll like Jerusalem.

Carol

getting up at 5

Carol,

What was your feeling about it?

And did those feet in ancient time...

I admit to letting go my Republican skepticism for a few hours.

That innocent pleasure from the newlyweds (did you lip-read that "Oh Wow!" by Kate when she saw the crowds from the balcony?), and the audience, was wonderful.

I will not cease from Mental Fight

Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand...

Organized pageantry as only the Brits can do it, a solemn, restrained and proud sense of history.

Til' we have built Jerusalem

In England's green and pleasant Land.

Quite heroic, I thought - and I sang, too. :P

Tony

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Royal wedding music has been announced. Talk about patriotic. There is one Bach and that's it. All else is English and Welsh. John Rutter is no surprise, he is a staple of Anglican choral settings, I hope he ups his game for this occasion; he isn't what I would call thrilling.

Upside, "Lead me O thou Great Jehovah" - yes! Tony, wss, Xray and all other virtual apochryphal godless Anglicans, belt it out with me!

Python fans, you'll like Jerusalem.

Carol

getting up at 5

This is quite good in the meantime--these guys went to school with her.

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Royal wedding music has been announced. Talk about patriotic. There is one Bach and that's it. All else is English and Welsh. John Rutter is no surprise, he is a staple of Anglican choral settings, I hope he ups his game for this occasion; he isn't what I would call thrilling.

Upside, "Lead me O thou Great Jehovah" - yes! Tony, wss, Xray and all other virtual apochryphal godless Anglicans, belt it out with me!

Python fans, you'll like Jerusalem.

Carol

getting up at 5

This is quite good in the meantime--these guys went to school with her.

Great fun - I wonder how many of them were at the nups?

Loved the Chariots of Fire moment.

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Carol,

What was your feeling about it?

And did those feet in ancient time...

I admit to letting go my Republican skepticism for a few hours.

That innocent pleasure from the newlyweds (did you lip-read that "Oh Wow!" by Kate when she saw the crowds from the balcony?), and the audience, was wonderful.

I will not cease from Mental Fight

Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand...

Organized pageantry as only the Brits can do it, a solemn, restrained and proud sense of history.

Til' we have built Jerusalem

In England's green and pleasant Land.

Quite heroic, I thought - and I sang, too. :P

Tony

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Royal wedding music has been announced. Talk about patriotic. There is one Bach and that's it. All else is English and Welsh. John Rutter is no surprise, he is a staple of Anglican choral settings, I hope he ups his game for this occasion; he isn't what I would call thrilling.

Upside, "Lead me O thou Great Jehovah" - yes! Tony, wss, Xray and all other virtual apochryphal godless Anglicans, belt it out with me!

Python fans, you'll like Jerusalem.

Carol

getting up at 5

Carol,

What was your feeling about it?

And did those feet in ancient time...

I admit to letting go my Republican skepticism for a few hours.

That innocent pleasure from the newlyweds (did you lip-read that "Oh Wow!" by Kate when she saw the crowds from the balcony?), and the audience, was wonderful.

I will not cease from Mental Fight

Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand...

Organized pageantry as only the Brits can do it, a solemn, restrained and proud sense of history.

Til' we have built Jerusalem

In England's green and pleasant Land.

Quite heroic, I thought - and I sang, too. :P

Tony

Oh, Tony. I was married in that exact same ceremony (so were my parents and so on) minus the odd trumpeter and Archbishop. I was expecting an entertainment spectacle like C&D's with virtuoso musical performances; I found myself just at a wedding. Seeing the ease and confidence of the couple, knowing they were doing the right thing. How nervous her poor father was (he reminded me of Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride).The unexpected power of the brother's reading the lesson (is he an actor?)The simplicity of the sermon. The unbelievable monstrosity that was Princess Beatrice's hat.

I love weddings in the vicarious way of the happily married who don't like to get dressed up themselves, and are grateful to the rich and royal who do it so we don't have to.

The Cwwm Rhondda swelled my heart as always and John Rutter came up trumps. The Crown Imperial had the added benefit of reminding me of an alltime favourite TV series.

I am renewing my efforts to find a nice Anglican girl for my son.

Carol

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btw, was it just the slight audio lag, or was "Lead Me.." also being sung in Welsh? Some of the guests looked definitely confused and/or annoyed during the first hymn.

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btw, was it just the slight audio lag, or was "Lead Me.." also being sung in Welsh? Some of the guests looked definitely confused and/or annoyed during the first hymn.

Dunno - I came in half-way.

You didn't get the Archbishop at yours? Why ever not?

Me, I'm a pushover for fly-pasts. That venerable Lancaster bomber roaring slowly overhead, escorted by a single Hurricane and a Spitfire, was something.

Good luck with the daughter-in-law search. :)

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Me, I'm a pushover for fly-pasts. That venerable Lancaster bomber roaring slowly overhead, escorted by a single Hurricane and a Spitfire, was something.

Oh be still my beating heart! That is just the kind of thing that can give me wood. I love the Lanc. It was Bomber Harris' club to beat the workers of the Third Reich to death.

Ba'al Chatzaf

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Me, I'm a pushover for fly-pasts. That venerable Lancaster bomber roaring slowly overhead, escorted by a single Hurricane and a Spitfire, was something.

Oh be still my beating heart! That is just the kind of thing that can give me wood. I love the Lanc. It was Bomber Harris' club to beat the workers of the Third Reich to death.

Ba'al Chatzaf

See, Bob -

There's something for everyone at a Royal wedding - the ladies come over all teary and talk hats, and the men gaze at the planes and get throat-lumpy.

Tony

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Me, I'm a pushover for fly-pasts. That venerable Lancaster bomber roaring slowly overhead, escorted by a single Hurricane and a Spitfire, was something.

Oh be still my beating heart! That is just the kind of thing that can give me wood. I love the Lanc. It was Bomber Harris' club to beat the workers of the Third Reich to death.

Ba'al Chatzaf

Oh wow, said the duchess. My husband was a Battle of Britain fanatic (he was born amongst the Clydeside bombings) and must have read every RAF novel ever written, from Nevil Shute to Len Deighton. Did you ever read Tail-end Charlie? As I recall it was his favourite.

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See, Bob -

There's something for everyone at a Royal wedding - the ladies come over all teary and talk hats, and the men gaze at the planes and get throat-lumpy.

Tony

It wasn't my throat that got lumpy.

Ba'al Chatzaf

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