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BBC Symphony Orchestra/Gabel at the Barbican
Half-sidekick, half-saboteur, the celesta disrupts the traditional dialogue between piano and orchestra, offering descants and distractions from the swarming strings, whiplash flutes and motoring bass figures. There are allusions to Berg, Gershwin and ...
Spotlighters give colorful show
My Music: Alexander Armstrong
The descants he wrote for carols and hymns are some of the most exquisite – so ornate, but clever. What a brilliant man. It was lovely to spend really good, intense time under his instruction.
A Case for the Pipe Organ
This blog post by LifeWay Czar Thom S. Rainer caught my attention recently. He's reporting on a poll he conducted to determine which instruments were the most and least preferred in worship.
Australia holidays: A stylish home from home in the Outback
Ikara has its own secluded site amid the scent of resin and the descants of chirruping birdsong. A restaurant-cum-lounge is in a large separate tent. The accommodation tents are boxy cabins of insulated canvas sheltered by roofs spread like vast parasols.

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