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Old 03-19-2023, 09:34 AM
 
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I wasn't sure whether to post this here or on the music forum. But I figured that people who have traveled or lived in countries all over the world must have some in-depth knowledge about their music.

So let's share what you know about the music of different countries that have survived through the ages. Not so much modern or global music, but traditional or classical music. What music has surprised you with its esthetic or artistic quality?
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Old 03-19-2023, 06:57 PM
 
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I have a hard time defining your terms, so your question is hard to answer. We know what old instruments sounded like, but not the music.
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Old 03-20-2023, 03:11 AM
 
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I wasn't sure whether to post this here or on the music forum. But I figured that people who have traveled or lived in countries all over the world must have some in-depth knowledge about their music.

So let's share what you know about the music of different countries that have survived through the ages. Not so much modern or global music, but traditional or classical music. What music has surprised you with its esthetic or artistic quality?
In terms of the UK and more especially England, it has traditional music related to being an island and naval power, and the Sailor's Hornpipe and the annual Fantasia on British Sea Songs at the Proms ar the Royal Albert Hall in London, enshrines much of this tradition, and along with English Country Dance was influential in terms of later **** and dancers in other parts of the UK and Ireland.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cZyNtZtSqE

Portsmouth is another famous traditional English folk dance tune which has naval traditions. The British musician Mike Oldfield, even popularising the tune further with his 1970's rendition.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CCf7gvmDEU

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Old 03-20-2023, 03:34 AM
 
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As for the Bagpipes, they are closely linked to Scotland, and 'Scotland the Brave' always sounds fantastic when played on the bagpipes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnG1oUkWBa8

There are also the small pipes which include the Northumbrian smallpipes, which are bellow blown bagpipes which means air is generated by an arm punp rather than the pipes being blown in to, and they have a notable far gentler sound to the more well known woodwind bagpipes.


Kathryn Tickell
is well known English musician, noted for playing the Northumbrian smallpipes and fiddle, and the video below shows the northern English county of Northumberland, which is the traditional historic home of the small pipes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Banog7orYHI

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Old 03-20-2023, 03:57 AM
 
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As for British composers there have been numerous famous composers including the likes of Gustav Holst ,Henry Purcell, Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar, Thomas Tallis, Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Frideric Handel. Hubert Parry, John Tavenerm, Frederick Delius., George Butterworth., Malcolm Arnold. etc etc, whilst the likes of Mozart, spent significant time in London.

However I think in terms of the most influential or beautiful pieces of music, they include the likes of Amazing Grace and I Vow to Thee My Country.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG0vH4WYChQ

I Vow to Thee My Country, was a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill and was played at his funeral.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87Xkr8z3lEo

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins also sang a beautiful rendition of the song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvJtNhadzH8

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Old 03-20-2023, 04:28 AM
 
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In terms of more modern British music, the likes of Peter Green's - Albatross and Stanley Myers - Cavatina were both beautiful pieces of music.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anV5fs6-E08


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izNxtsC1b4k
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Old 03-20-2023, 04:37 AM
 
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As for one my favourite pieces of Europeam classical music, it is Canon in D by German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptk_1Dc2iPY

Whilst I also like Edward Greig's - In the Hall of the Mountain King


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nMUr8Rt2AI

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Old 03-20-2023, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA, now.
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My thought here is that people that love Music have subscribed to the Music Topic and will never see this in World.
Me? After awhile I would ask a Mod to move it ...and see if you get a much bigger audience.
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Old 03-20-2023, 07:25 AM
 
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Here's an example. There was a wave of mine workers from Slovenja into Mexici aroud 1850. They brought their accordions, and their polkas, which caught on like wildfire. To this day, the polka accordion has remained a fixture of Mexican music, but originated elsewhere.

So how do we classify that in the context of this thread?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjJrxuZrQSA
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Old 03-20-2023, 08:29 AM
 
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The other piece of classical really I really like is Air on the G String by
Johann Sebastian Bach
which is hardly surprising given the fact that Germany and Austria produced so many excellent classical music composers.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvglW3KNSsQ

Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet by Russian Composer Sergei Prokofiev is another piece of classical music that I think is worthy of a mention.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_hOR50u7ek

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