Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Morricone I

Monday evening was the first rehearsal for our Morricone gigs at the Hammersmith Apollo on Friday and Saturday. We're very familiar with this music now, as we've sung with Morricone on the previous two occasions he came to the UK. The exhilaration and excitement gained from his music is extraordinary, particularly in his scores for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and The Mission. Every bar of music is part of a journey through classic cinematic history.

There still seems to be some confusion about the running order for the concert. David has been in touch with the Italian team putting the concert together, but what with difficulties of language and time delays it's proved difficult to find out exactly what we are singing. Still, we have rehearsed most of the possibilites, and we will be ready for the piano rehearsal with Maestro Morricone on Thursday evening. I'm hoping to take some photos at the rehearsal, which I will blog here and post on Flickr as well.

Today's ten books I've read from the 1001:

John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row
Graham Greene: Brighton Rock
Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca
Aldous Huxley: Crome Yellow
Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse, Orlando
Evelyn Waugh: Decline and Fall, Brideshead Revisited
George Orwell: Animal Farm