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JW
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Ace Maria

Post by JW » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:24 pm

Just a heads up. Yesterday, for the umpteenth time, a Funeral Director sent me a draft order of service which included 'Ave Maria' played by the organist as a recessional. I asked the FD to check whether the family actually wanted 'As I kneel before you'. Sure enough they did. It's always worth clarifying to avoid upsetting the family.
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Re: Ace Maria

Post by JW » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:22 pm

Just noticed the typo in the heading. It results from my phone thinking it can spell better than me! But many a true word...
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Re: Ace Maria

Post by markyboy2000 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:14 pm

Get the same thing regularly when family mean either of the Lourdes hymns

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Re: Ace Maria

Post by alan29 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:18 pm

Then theres the bride who wanted "that song from Robin Hood" expecting the schmaltzy Bryan Adams "Everything I do...." and instead got the silly bit of the Rossini overture that was used for the old B&W TV series.
I'm not altogether convinced it was a mistake.

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Re: Ace Maria

Post by alan29 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:20 pm

Then theres the bride who wanted "that song from Robin Hood" expecting the schmaltzy Bryan Adams "Everything I do...." and instead got the song that was used for the old B&W TV series.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w7ALMIUy74
I'm not altogether convinced it was a mistake.

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Re: Ace Maria

Post by Peter » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:22 pm

alan29 wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:18 pm
Then theres the bride who wanted "that song from Robin Hood" expecting the schmaltzy Bryan Adams "Everything I do...." and instead got the silly bit of the Rossini overture that was used for the old B&W TV series.
I'm not altogether convinced it was a mistake.
The link in the second version of your post brought back a few memories, as I had that song on a 78 rpm record when I was about 8. I don't think it's by Rossini though, maybe you're thinking of the "Lone Ranger", though the Rossini extract was also used (with words) as the signature tune for a TV series about William Tell, which was pretty similar to one about Robin Hood also shown in the late 50s/early 60s.

Returning to the topic, I was asked to sing at a cousin's wedding several years ago: he wanted me to sing the Ave Maria, and when I asked which one he said "Oh, is there more than one?" When I sang a few bars of the Gounod setting he said "That's the one", so I asked about accompaniment, and he thought I could do it unaccompanied! I pointed out that the whole point of that piece is that it sits above a Bach prelude, so eventually he bought a second-hand electronic keyboard (it was a civil wedding in a Dutch stately home licensed for such things, so no organ available), got a friend to play it and then sold it afterwards. The volume wasn't particularly loud, so I had to watch the player's left hand to keep in time, a pretty fraught experience!

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Re: Ace Maria

Post by alan29 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:20 pm

You're right, it most certainly isn't Rossini ..... Not enough repeats.

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