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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2018, 05:39:53 pm »

......and another point ;D

When I was about 16 years old I used to visit the Music Library section of the Edinburgh Public Library to browse through reference books. I came across the names of composers of whom I had never heard. I was fascinated and intrigued to learn that there were British composers with wonderful names like William Wordsworth who had written multiple symphonies. I began listening to the radio and, very occasionally, got the opportunity to hear one of these symphonies. I dreamt of the day when there might be LPs (the cd had obviously not been invented then!) of the works. My friend, the late Malcolm MacDonald, used to buy imported LPs of American music from Harold Moores in London and, later on, I would tape these recordings for my own listening pleasure.

Now....54 years later so many of these works are on cd (including, shortly, six of Wordsworth's eight symphonies).

But-and this is the point ;D-if I was starting out again today with limited cash to buy cds I could find this site with its immense collection of music available for download. This includes our vast British and Irish Music Archive which is without parallel on the net. I would be in transports of delight ;D ;D
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