Should I go for it? Getting the chance to grow up as an impressionable teenager in the 90's was pretty darned awesome. Not even going to front.
Especially considering the explosion of good music that was happening in the wake of Nirvana's success. In the great words of Roger Murtaugh, "I'll too old for this shit.
Friday, August 19, Oldies But Goodies! It's been a while, hasn't it? There isn't a song I could think of that isn't on the list, but please feel free to test it yourself, to make sure it's what you need.
If there's anything else I can do for you, just let me know by posting a Request for Clarification. Lucky Mr. In The U. In reviewing what I posted, I see there's a number of duplicate titles, which surprised me, because these should have been eliminated by my text clean-up programs If the dups are a problem, let me know, and I'll see what I can do. Hi I thought I'd give this a go. Here is my logic: this list includes the US Top charting popular songs for the yearsto this I have added the US top charting songs of the s and then added the Q Magazine Best Songs Ever I cleaned this list up a bit as there were a number of spelling mistakes, probably not all found this added many older songs and a slightly different type mix due to it's more indie and British flavour.
The songs also included small genre sub-lists such as Hip Hop, Punk, Dance, Country, Electronica etc which makes for a more eclectic mix.
I then removed as many duplications as I could identify but not performances of the same song by different artistsleaving songs. These are here sorted by arist to allow you to quickly remove artists you dislike and trim those you might feel are over represented. Hope it is of some use. Billie Ain? Listen To Your Heart D. But A? Criminals Fun Lovin? Pretty Girl Jon B. I tried to incorporate songs from both the mainstream world and the indie world, so if you are a fan of one or the other, I'm sure there will be some major disagreements.
There will always be disagreements with a list this long. If you disagree or if. The re-calculating of the original dance charts had to be revised to include downloads and online internet sales, which changed the charts to a great degree Various Arrangers : Wedding Songs for Vocal Duet. Review: Add a celebratory tone to your special day with this unique selection of love songs. Songlist: Follow. The new version of the song was co-produced by Timbaland and J-Roc and given a revision as a disco-pop sounding track with JT and Michael going back and forth on a duet we didn't know we needed.
Here's the list of top Hindi love songs from the early s. Among these addicting Bollywood songs you will surely find your favourite hits or even possibly those that you have never heard before As a songwriter, Willie Nelson has penned hundreds of love songs, including Patsy Cline's Crazy, but one shouldn't forget about his lesser-known Americana slow-dancer from A duet with Dyan Cannon, it's simple, silky, stirring melody is featured in Honeysuckle Rose. Nearly every list of the best songs ever recorded has Be My Baby somewhere near the top, and deservedly so.
In this song, Fabrizio and Clara admit their feelings for each other and Clara accepts his marriage proposal. Although written in the contemporary era of musical theatre, this duet has more of a classical sound. Male Range: C3-A4. Female Range: C4-A5. While at Big Lots I heard a song play on the overhead and now I can't find the song. Here Is what I know for sure. Was an up beat song with an acoustic guitar. Old s songs! Login or Register. Login to Playlists.
Chad Brock - Yes! Best opera songs list part 1 1 - 10 1. O Mio Babbino Caro. Let's start our list of the greatest opera songs by this delicious song. O mio babbino caro Oh my dear papa aria from opera Gianni Schicchi by Puccini, it is the ultimate song when Daddy doesn't approve of your boyfriend. It was designed for the lady character, Lauretta, to express her love even her father.
The standout track from Bryson and Flack's duets album is also the song that makes Bryson the most unlikely artist to land on a s and s love songs list. He also sings on the soundtrack. Bekannte Vertreter ab dem Jahr sind u. Other singers were Mukesh with 6 songs 3 duetsKishore Kumar with 3 songs 2 duetsAsha Bhosle with 2 songs both duetsSuman Kalyanpur and Shamshad begum with 1 song each a duet in both cases who features in the above list of 36 songs.
Further, there were a total of five films, which had two songs each in the annual list. These films. CDs Vinyl. Books Magazines Duet with Alejandro Sanz Add to Cart. Tracks of Disc 1 ; 1. Red Umbrella; 2. Stronger - live, Live 3. I Need You; 4. Lost; 5. Here are just some of his wonderful songs. The scheme, however, never took of. For whatever reason, Fentum left Singapore for Shanghai shortly after. Both Fentum and Iburg had placed an advertisement for the school on 4 Maybut by 8 June Fentum had placed an advertisement for his farewell concert on 19 June.
The decision to leave must have been a sudden one, for Fentum did not place an advertisement for sale of his belongings until 11 June Singapore Daily Times, 11 June By the time of Fentums farewell concert on 19 Junethe Singapore Amateur Musical Society was already in decline and limited to being a vocal group that was apparently still led by Fentum. On this occasion, a band comprising violins, bass viol, piano and harmonium was present but the band was led and organised by Iburg: The opening piece was the overture to Zampa, which was most skilfully executed by an instrumental band under the leadership of I.
Iburg, to whom is due, we believe, the credit of having got together this efective combination of instruments Singapore Daily Times, 20 June The concert also featured the Liedertafel that was formed by the Teutonia Club. As for the S. The S. For the Singapore Daily Times, the concert was a musical success to which Fentum had contributed his able leadership of the English choir, the completeness of the programme and arrangements, and his excellent piano accompaniment of all the pieces 20 June Brown dates the end of the S.
S activities to coinciding with Fentums departure: surely more than just a coincidence? If anything, either Brown was simply not interested or lazy, or Buckleys account had efectively silenced all musical eforts pre, for Brown takes of from where Buckley fnished in In doing so, it was as if Brown had regarded that the violinist Vincenti Tito Masoni, the orchestras that played at theatricals or the musical evenings at the DAlmeidas were not deemed signifcant enough to recognise as musical eforts of note: The characteristic of organised musical efort in Singapore has been that it was ephemeral, and that it sufered from want of tenor soloists and a proper Performance by the International Opera Company of Singapore at the open-air Empire Theatre in Alwee Alkaff collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore.
Buckley says under the date From time to time in Singapore, small parties for practising music has been formed. He goes on the mention that in the Amateur Musical Society was formed among the English community. Brown, With Brown, as with Buckley, the Amateur Musical Society comes to fore, for Brown recounts the two concerts mentioned by Buckley and then further lists the members of the committee of the Society.
However, of greater signifcance here is that with Brown, another form of silence has emerged: silence as a prerequisite for the total appreciation and enjoyment of music. For by stating what music eforts lacked, Brown had also defned what was important for him in musical activity: his notice of the absence of tenor soloists and a proper concert hall implies that their presence was crucial if not central for the activity.
That organised musical efort was ephemeral describes the nature of the activity without saying anything else. The two important characteristics here then, at least for the purposes of argument, are the want of tenor soloists Where Were You On Our Weddingday - Various - 20 Great Oldies - Ill Always Remember Vol.10 (Cassette) a proper concert hall.
Essentially, a tenor soloist and a concert hall were important to Brown for music making. While the signifcance of this lack of tenor soloists will be further elaborated later, it sufces to suggest now that at one level, music for Brown meant the performance since a space for performance is stated of a specifc type of vocal music.
It is noteworthy that Brown mentions the lack of a concert hall. The signifcance of the need for a concert hall suggests that, for Brown, musical activity should take place in a specifc space meant for its performance and listening only. Musical activity, then, should aspire to be performed in public. The space i. The demarcation of, and the need for, the space itself meant that music was an act that needed to be realised in a space that removed other distractions.
It was a space for a select few, who would have access to this limited space, given limitations also in size. It was a space where, as the contemporary music educator Christopher Small once observed of concert halls, there was wealth and the power that wealth brings. But more signifcantly, the concert hall was a place where the audience is allowed no communication with the outside world.
Performers and listeners alike are isolated here from the world of their everyday lives Nor does any sound enter from that world, and none of the sounds that are made here will be allowed to escape out into it Small For Brown, the importance of a concert hall for the practice of music and thus the performing aspect of musical activity cannot be too emphasised.
When the Town Hall was converted into the present-day Victoria Theatre in and the then newly erected Victoria Memorial Hall deemed not suitable acoustically for musical performances, Brown noted that as a result, Music had no home, no place where it could be cultivated and listened to, and it died Brown Yet, over that period of time, the Hungarian violinist Ede Remenyi, a German pianist called Heinrich Kohler and the Polish pianist Antoine de Kontski had given recitals that had generated much excitement among the community.
Edward Salzmann himself was involved in the concerts by Remenyi and Kohler and moreover, de Kontskis concert had taken place infar more recently than those of either Sherwin or Goddard. In fact, when Brown recounts in his article the outstanding eforts over the past 20 years, these refer to a performance of Messiah, selections of Michael Costas Eli, the formation of a choir to sing at the ofcial reception of the then Duke and Duchess of York later King George V and a choir formed on the occasion of the coronation of King Edward VII during which the song Land of Hope and Glory was sung Brown In terms of number of concerts, within the six years from the frst announcement of its formation, the Singapore Philharmonic Society averaged between six and eight concerts in a season, which coincided with the fnancial year starting from 1 April of any given year.
At its annual general meeting in the Society reported one public concert its frst on 7 Decemberwith Cowens The Rose Maiden in the frst part and a selection of vocal and instrumental pieces in the second and four musical evenings for its frst year of activities Singapore Free Press, 11 October Inthe Society had held three public concerts and three musical evenings Singapore Free Press, 27 April The year included selections from Mendelssohns Elijah as discussed abovea complimentary concert for Salzmann before his home leave, a farewell concert for the governor and the Societys patron Sir Cecil Clementi Smith and its frst popular orchestral concert Singapore Free Press, 31 July On the one hand, these concerts seemed to have been borne out of necessity and the desire of the societys members.
With Salzmann away, it was deemed difcult to perform choral and orchestral works. As such, according to The Straits Times it was decided not to attempt any intricate vocal pieces during the absence of these members, but to give several light orchestral concerts, the excellent company of instrumentalists attached to the society favouring such a combination 31 July Turning to the Singapore Free Press that cited as its source the committee of the Philharmonic Society, these series of concerts appeared to have been a result of musical and artistic pursuit rather than flling a gap that had arisen from Salzmanns temporary absence.
The concerts aimed to reach out to a wider public, while at the same time ensuring that the music performed will be good: The object of the Committee in promoting this series of concerts is to interest the largest possible number of people in music, and that will best be done by presenting programmes in which a considerable proportion of the music is of a popular character, although care will be taken that the individual pieces will be good of their kind.
It would seem, then, that these concerts served an outreach and educational function: both to develop musical taste and to draw audiences to the Grand Concerts. The free admission for the Ordinary All Rights Reserved, National Library Board, Singapore 32 Singapore Soundscape members, however, was also for reasons of fnancial expediency, as it allowed the Society to better estimate income and expenditure Singapore Free Press, 1 October Notes 1 This chapter is abridged from the authors thesis Phanwhich is available for perusal at the National Institute of Education Library.
Signor Masoni again delighted the lovers of Music in this Settlement. Robertson, Edward DAlmeida and G. Brown who played the violins and Knight on the violin cello. Buckley added that there were one or two more; their names are not remembered. This research has found no Where Were You On Our Weddingday - Various - 20 Great Oldies - Ill Always Remember Vol.10 (Cassette) mention of the Malacca Fiddlers referred to by The Singapore Chronicle. It would seem little evidence has survived of these ensembles.
More importantly, it would appear that these ensembles were formed more to accompany or perform at a theatrical than for musical concerts, as this research has found no evidence of any instrumental or orchestral concerts by the amateurs during this time.
In any event, this would be proof that already in the early years of the colony there was evidence of taste and a demand for a minimum standard of performance. Brown, who evidently lived through the period, calls it the demolition of the Town Hall in Brown, In Indiscreet Memories, he describes it as the pulling down of the old Town Hall Writers in 20th century Singapore, however, refer to the process as a conversion.
Edwin Lee writes of it as the Town Hall, which already contained a theatrical stage, was converted into a theatre. More signifcantly, the Upper and Lower Rooms in the Town Hall had to make way for the theatre, hence Browns disappointment References Brown, Edwin Arthur. Indiscreet Memories. Brown, Edwin Arthur. Music in Walter Makepeace, Gilbert E. Brooke and Roland St. John Braddell eds. Singapore and Oxford: Oxford University Press, .
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Singapores Historic Places. T he history of Western classical music in 20th-century Singapore can be divided into four segments, corresponding to the founding of the Singapore Philharmonic Society in to the onset of the Japanese Occupation in ; the Syonan-to years between and ; the return to British colonial rule; and Singapores independence from to the present.
Cowen, as well as solo songs and pieces. Due to the onset of the First World War, the number of concert-goers declined as expatriates were recalled home. The Philharmonic Society presented a fnal concert at the Rafes Hotel on 30 March to a meagre crowd. Following the death of its honorary secretary, John F. Craig, inthe society failed to revive the prosperity it once enjoyed at the fn-de-sicle.
Alongside the advent of bigger and more powerful commercial steamships, All Rights Reserved, National Library Board, Singapore 37 Western Classical Music jazz had arrived at the port of Singapore by then.
Subjects from the British Commonwealth would settle themselves in the crown colony, as happened with the Russian-British pianist and conductor Monia Literwho stationed himself at the Rafes Hotel and Sea View Hotel from toas did the Mozambican singer Al Bowllywhose ukulele-playing and light-spirited singing at the Rafes Hotel in had enthralled travellers from near and far. George op. The availability of a new organ at the Victoria Memorial Hall provided good relief to its counterpart at the St.
Andrews Cathedral, which had been so busy as to host more than three performances of Handels Messiah in February alone. Joseph Portuguese Mission. From the s to s, at least eight other organs were built in various churches, the most famous being the one at the Orchard Road Presbyterian Church. After Singapores independence, numerous forms of church music, from traditional to gospel and rock versions, remained vibrant in these churches, including the Singapore Bible and Trinity Theological colleges, the Anglican and Lutheran churches, the New Creation and City Harvest churches, the Wesley, Chinese and Tamil Methodist churches and several others.
The event on 7 March saw a turnout of Despite the Great Depression in the s, the SMS managed to sustain their operations, playing to full houses with Elijah inJudas Maccabaeus inand Messiah again in It was noted that Asians had made up only a minority of the SGS. Otherwise, the intervention of the Japanese in would be the only other cause of cultural disruption. The musicians, mostly of Hungarian descent, played music of the Axis powers German, Italian and Japanese every Sunday afternoon.
While the former was formed in and played string music by English and German composers, the latter was formed in and promoted their brand of multilingual choral showcases.
Inthe Singapore Musical Society initiated a new series entitled Musica Viva, but it lasted barely a year. With the rise in popularity of the Radio Singapore Orchestra and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra inthe Singapore Musical Society and Singapore Chamber Ensemble soon lost their foothold in the classical music market and terminated in and respectively. Albeit on a semi-professional level, The Chamber Players and the Re:mix ensemble, directed by Mervin Beng and Foo Say Meng respectively, are currently the younger groups appearing in the s and s.
While the former group focused on canonical classical pieces as a mainstay, the latter are considered to be more eclectic in programming by coupling Vivaldi with Piazzolla and Bach with the Beatles. Haydns String Quartet Op.
Since the colo- nisation by the British, string ensembles have been commonplace at private gatherings and ofcial functions, and continue to be so in the 21st century. For one, the Singapore Musical Society String Quartet existed only inwhich was also the founding year of the society. Since then, countless quartets from across the globe have performed in Sin- gapore, which led to the eventual establishment of Singapores very own Tang Quartet, making their public debut in After making international appearances, they joined the faculty of Boston University Tanglewood Institute from toand thereafter the faculty of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore.
Other similar group- ings over the past couple of decades include the Fritz, Jade, Artsylum, Oxley, Camerata and Merlion quartets, as well as the Take 5 piano quintet. The Mozart Effect What do classical music lovers do when there are no concerts locally or visiting performers? Whether for the rich or poor, some form of recorded music has served as everyday entertainment. As the world progressed from vinyl to cassette to compact disc and eventually to digital media, musical performances become transmitted from the concert hall or recording studio into ones private home via the radio and television broadcast or ones personal audio player or computer.
Back in the s and s, only a handful of record shops devoted themselves to quality recordings, like the sole agent for Decca, E. Isaac Co. Ltd on High Street, and another at Change Alley. Hahn Lee, who runs the latter, had been a trained cellist with the Singapore Musical Society Orchestra before the war and was also a pedagogue at his own Singapore Music Institute. A photograph taken in of music being recorded at the Where Were You On Our Weddingday - Various - 20 Great Oldies - Ill Always Remember Vol.10 (Cassette) at Radio Malaya.
Many military band performances were staged here. For instance, Kong Chang Chen b. With the discovery of the Mozart Efect in the early s, people not only wanted to be passive listeners, but also wished to partake in the production of music. Coupled with the shops selling music instruments were the sheet music shops, both of which sometimes existed under the same ownership.
Beethovens Symphony No. These would range from family homes and public parks to hotel ballrooms and custom-built halls installed with the appropriate acoustic settings. To date, there are about 10 such larger halls. In addition, the Singapore Conference Hall opened in was used for the Singapore Symphony Orchestras debut year from to In the new millennium, the Esplanade Concert Hall was inaugurated on 11 October when the Singapore Symphony Orchestra became the ofcial resident of the performance venue.
Furthermore, there have been sporadic outdoor performances on the weekends, mostly in the gardens and parks dotted around the island. With the gradual All Rights Reserved, National Library Board, Singapore 42 Singapore Soundscape urbanisation of the city, classical music also seeped into neighbourhood shopping centres and ofce buildings. Schools can also be considered places of music-making, especially after the post-colonial institutionalisation of musical ensembles, such as the guitar, harmonica, harp and string ensembles.
Schumanns Album for the Young Private music education played a major role in the cultivation of a vibrant classical music scene in 20th-century Singapore. In addition to their performance schedules, all musicians would at some point in their career embark on a teaching stint for the sake of artistic propagation and self-survival. Two personalities, Marcello Anciano and Victor Doggettare worth mentioning here.
In a bid to raise performance standards, the private music teachers presented their students for examinations and local competitions, such as biennial ones organised by the SMTA and the National Arts Council.
According to historical records, the Trinity College of Music examinations were available from as early asawarding an Associate Diploma to one Iris Ess, and granting accreditations to the students of the Far Eastern Music School. This photograph was taken in Other commercial music schools that followed in the footsteps of these enterprising pioneers include Yamaha, Cristofori and Kawai. The teachers associated with these institutions have groomed countless local musical talents, some of whom are named below.
Over the next fve sections this essay will chart the evolution of the genre over the 20th century and beyond. Some groups were conceived as small gatherings of musicians or music students, while others were the bureaucratic creation of corporate and governmental initiatives. With the buttress of the then governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, the founding of the Singapore Philharmonic Society in became the starting point for the organisation of the Singapore Philharmonic Where Were You On Our Weddingday - Various - 20 Great Oldies - Ill Always Remember Vol.10 (Cassette).
The ensemble was perceived as emblematic of British pride by not only the European expatriates, but also by their Eurasian, Goan and Filipino counterparts. The orchestra survived from to before the Great Depression of the s took its toll on the classical music market and caused the Society to cease operations. For one reason or another, the local Chinese musicians were encouraged to form their own ensemble as a leisurely pastime.
Around the early s, the violinists Chee Kong Tet and Tay Lian Teck gathered a group of musicians to form the Chia Keng Tai Orchestra so named because the ensemble rehearsed at the home of its namesake in Killiney Road. While Chia was known as a veteran tennis player and student from Rafes Institution, there was no record of his musical participation. Instead, the chamber orchestra of barely 20 players came under the leadership of Chee and Tay, the latter of whom was a municipal commissioner and represented the Chinese in the failed attempts to revive the Singapore Philharmonic Society in and again in After The student orchestra at Raffes Institution in It was organised by the Young Musicians Society.
Singapore achieved full independence init was the National Theatre Trust that supported the idea of having the Singapore National Orchestra under the baton of Leong Yoon Pin. Despite expert assistance from the Israeli Shalom Ronly-Riklis and the Briton Norman Del Mar, the group lasted for barely two years, from to Tchaikovskys Serenade for Strings Among orchestral novices, the Singapore Childrens Orchestra began inwas renamed the Young Peoples Orchestra in and renamed again as the Singapore Junior Symphony Orchestra in until its curtailment in The next ensemble to be established was the University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Calls for a varsity orchestra had been made when the university started enrolment in However, it was only after the founding of the Music Department in that the orchestra could be administered the following year. The student group under the direction of Dr. Edward Ho also contributed to public entertainment via radio and television broadcasts in and After the Music Department was converted into the Centre for Musical Activities inthe ensemble was renamed the Singapore Youth Orchestra in and came under the charge of the Ministry of Education in While these ofcial arrangements were ongoing, private music teachers also amassed their own students to form string ensembles.
Rachmaninovs Piano Concerto No. Under the baton of Yoshinao Osawa b. Unfortunately, this private initiative was short-lived as the funding dried up and the orchestra disbanded within nine months of its debut. In contrast, the founding of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in January was the success story of the states technocratic administration. Formed inthe orchestra has been under the frm leadership of Yan Yin Wing since Schoenbergs Pierrot Lunaire The idea of a mixed chamber ensemble made up of diferent instruments from each family of the orchestra infltrated into the Where Were You On Our Weddingday - Various - 20 Great Oldies - Ill Always Remember Vol.10 (Cassette) consciousness, albeit almost a century after the Europeans had invented it.
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