Sunday, August 1, 2010

Another Sunday Song

Hello! I am sorry I haven't posted in a while - I have been very busy with school work and assignments.

As you may already know, I play the cello and I love classical music. The string ensemble I belong to at school has recently started rehearsing an amazing piece by Karl Jenkins called Palladio. Both Mum and I love Karl Jenkins and Mum has even done a Sunday Song with his song Adiemus.

Karl Jenkins is a Welsh musician and composer, born and raised in Gower village of Penclawdd in Wales. He was giving initial music lessons by his father, who was a local schoolteacher, organist and choirmaster, and began his music career as an oboist in the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. He later studied music at University College, Cardiff, and went on to post-graduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Alun Hoddinott and met his wife and musical collaborator Carol Barratt.

Jenkins has gone on to compose multiple songs, the most popular being Adiemus. My favourite, though, would have to be Palladio. I just love this piece, especially the cello accompaniment... listen out for it in the background! I have put in a clip of the original version and also one played by one of my favourite string groups Bond.

This is the original version of Palladio. I absolutely love the image used in this clip - it goes perfectly with the song!

This is Bond's version of Palladio, only it is called Allegretto.

I would love to know which version you like best. I would have to say I like the original version, but the Bond one is fantastic as well.

Linking with Sunday Song.

Thank you for having me, Mum!

Well, I am off to do some more homework. Thank you for visiting my blog!

I hope your day is sweet,


Natasha said...

This piece of music is wonderful! I think I prefer the original version too. I can't wait to hear this when your ensemble plays it!

Love always,

mya said...

Maddy, I am delighted everytime I hear a young peson say that they love classical music. Though I like most all kinds of music, classical is indeed my favorite. Fortunately, besides my father, I did have a couple of friends that shared this preference.
In reference to the two selections today, I prefer the first - much smoother, and speaking as a non musician I feel the anticipation in the music much more.
Have a good week in school _ I'll bet you are an excellent student.

LindyLouMac said...

I like both Maddy as I am a fan of Bond and was delighted that you have heard of them, not many people I know seem to.

Barto and J - Boy said...

Hey Maddy!
They are both great songs! And thanks for choosing me on Kids Click!