The Story of Christmas in words and music, with Andrew Cruickshank and The Saint Martin Singers. ‘God rest you merry’, a daily programme of readings and music for Christmas week, was first broadcast in the BBC Home Service in 1961 and has been repeated in various forms over the years since then. Now, with this recording, listeners can hear again the series of programmes as a whole, including some of their favourite poems and carols. The Saint Martin Singers date back to 1942, and owe their origin to a small band of fire-watchers at the church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Among the things which the Singers enjoy most, and have pioneered, are their programmes of music interwoven with poetry and prose to illustrate a theme, of which those you can hear on this record are examples in miniature. Christmas is always the most popular theme of all because the story of the Nativity has inspired the best in writers and musicians ever since St. Luke wrote the first narrative poem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Cruickshank, St Martin Singers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005107/bk_bbcw_005107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As I start writing this I am in the midst of curating a show of photographs by Charles March, for the rough warehouse visual arts space I work with in Bermondsey S.E.1. The conjunction of artist and location will strike some people as strange for many reasons. Charles March is best known nowadays as the Earl of March, holder of one of Britain’s great aristocratic titles (he is a direct descendant of Charles II, though the Merry Monarch’s French mistress, Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth). He is also the gifted entrepreneur who has made his estate at Goodwood in West Sussex famous for both horse-racing and motor sport. What is he doing slumming South of the River?Answers to this question are easier to give than may appear at first sight. Bermondsey is very rapidly becoming London´s new artists´ quarter. The exhibition is, among other things, a celebration of that fact. Directly above our ground floor space at the Bermondsey Project are two floors of studios managed by the Bow Arts Trust. Three streets away is the enormous new gallery created from another and even bigger warehouse by White Cube. There are a number of other galleries and studio complexes in the vicinity. London is now a major centre for the international art world. The only other European city that houses as many studios is not Paris but Berlin. And Berlin does not have nearly as many galleries, public or commercial, which feature the latest developments in contemporary art. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Wang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106503/bk_acx0_106503_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two twentysomethings struggle to let go of their idea of a perfect world on and off the ice in this emotional third book in the Nashville Sound series.Ambitious, smart, and straight-laced, Nashville Sound forward Jarrett MacPherson is determined to walk in the footsteps of his All-American hockey-playing grandfather. He prides himself on doing the right thing above all, with ethics so sharp they could cut the heart out of a saint.Hard-working Merry Sweet toils by day in a paper shop and coffee bar in Sound Town and at night at the arena, cleaning, selling concessions, and taking tickets. Jarrett notices and admires Merry’s determination and believes her when she says she needs money for law school, even offering to help solve her financial problems.When she refuses him, his esteem for her only grows. But when the public catches wind of their budding relationship, a surprising secret from Merry’s past comes to light. Now, Jarrett must decide if he’ll let his image take precedence over his heart and cost him the chance at something perfectly real.Sensuality Level: Sensual 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Eiden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000826/bk_inbl_000826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From beloved number one New York Times best-selling author and WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley comes a Yuletide tale like no other. After a lifetime of putting his body on the line to entertain his dozens (and dozens!) of fans, the Hardcore Legend is paying the price - physically and emotionally. When the final bell on Mick´s career tolls, not in the ring, but in a neurologist´s office, his future seems far from merry and bright. Until Mick is given the chance to become Santa Claus - not dress up, not pretend, but become Santa - allowing him to rediscover the joy of performing. Fully committing to his new mission, Mick details the drastic measures he takes to keep the Christmas magic alive for his young children, as well as the many children he meets in his travels who are in need of some Christmas Spirit. In order to fully embrace his new red-suited responsibilities, Mick enters the fascinating world of the Santa subculture, where he hones his Christmas craft while worrying he´ll be excommunicated from the Santa world for, among other things, his Santa character being run over by a motor vehicle on Christmas Eve on WWE television. But with the help of an unlikely elf - eight-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones - Mick learns valuable lessons about the real power and responsibility of wearing the red suit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mick Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008555/bk_tant_008555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In This Is All a Dream We Dreamed, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, reveal the band´s story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group´s core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life, from penniless hippies to celebrities, and at least one U.S. vice president. This definitive book traces the Dead´s evolution from its humble beginnings as a folk/bluegrass band playing small venues in Palo Alto to the feral psychedelic warriors and stadium-filling Americana jam band that blazed all the way through to the 90s. Along the way, we hear from many who were touched by the Dead—from David Crosby and Miles Davis, to Ken Kesey, Carolyn ´´Mountain Girl´´ Garcia, and a host of Merry Pranksters, to legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and others. Throughout their journey the Dead broke (and sometimes rewrote) just about every rule of the music business, defying conventional wisdom and charting their own often unusual course, in the process creating a business model unlike any seen before. Musically, too, they were pioneers, fusing inspired ideas and techniques with intuition and fearlessness to craft an utterly unique and instantly recognizable sound. Their music centered on collective improvisation, spiritual and social democracy, trust, generosity, and fun. They believed that you can make something real, spontaneous, and compelling happen with other musicians if you trust and encourage each other, and jam as if your life depended on it. And when it worked, there was nothing else like it. Whether you´re part of the new generation of Deadheads who are just discovering their music or a devoted fan w 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham, Fred Berman, Oliver Wyman, Arthur Bishop, Eliza Foss, Helen Litchfield, Cynthia Hopkins, David Gans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002134/bk_aren_002134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fine Art-Print in Galeriequalität. Wird direkt hinter glänzendes Acrylglas gedruckt. Polierte Kanten. Inklusive beigelegter, rückseitig montierbarer Aufhängung. Die Aufhängung besteht bei den meisten Formaten aus Metallplatten mit Aussparungen für Haken oder Nägel; bei den größeren Formaten 70x70, 100x100, 80x120 und 100x150 besteht sie aus Aluminium-Schienen (Galerie-Aufhängung), die bei diesen Größen für erhöhte Stabilität sorgen. Beide Aufhängungsvarianten sind leicht montierbar und von vorne unsichtbar.
The merry monarch or England under Charles II - Its Art, Literature and Society:In two Volumes - Vol. II. W. H. Adams