[f_minor] Orlando Gibbons

Pat pzumst at bluewin.ch
Thu Mar 1 11:59:43 PST 2012

....with the only minor problem that Defoe was not an actual eye witness.

But given the age of the book it is remarkably easy to read and modern in its style, working more as a reportage one might remeber from Life or McLean’s than a dull history book.

In any case it is a crying shame that GG* never recorded more post-elisabethan music. Somehow stuff like, Tye Tallis, Downald, Gibbons, Byrd etc is starting to grow on me....and if it had not been for GG, I’d probably never heard of these  two composers. Maybe I should watch The Tudors after all...

* Over the years this list has used the acronym GG as it is more conveniant than Mr. Gould or Glenn Gould or, Darwin forbid, just Glenn. “GG” has become common use over the years, not at least because it is short and not too informal. You may call him Glenn, Our St. Glenn of Uptergrove or whatever. Some cynics call him overrated. I call him GG with formality and respect.


From: maryellen jensen 
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:43 PM
To: f_minor at glenngould.org 
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Orlando Gibbons


There's a very interesting book you might like to read: "A Journal of The Plague Year" by Daniel Defoe. 


Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 09:40:52 -0500
From: slynnwright83 at gmail.com
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Orlando Gibbons

Why are you reading so much into that word, as if you are offended by it? It is simple...the description of his death on Wikipedia is uncanny; it freaked me out. Any detailed description of a horrific death is creepy to read--imagining the contortions of his face, the distorted body movements. It was highly disturbing. Clearly the death disturbed many others during that time: the majority of his biography focuses on his untimely, disturbing death.  


On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 9:26 AM, maryellen jensen <maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com> wrote:

  Stephanie, you wrote:

  "Also, if you have not read about Orlando Gibbons's life, it is quite interesting, especially the manner in which he died. The writeup on Wikipedia is really uncanny." 

  What do you mean by "really uncanny"?


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