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21-K

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Round 21 – K

My 15j-th entry – bijdrage
My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Today I want to introduce to you a wonderful lady!! Her name is Caroline Kaart.
Although she was born in Blackness (Schotland) on 21 december 1931, she moved to The Netherlands in the 1950-s after marying a Dutch tenor / theatre-actor. I was fortunate enough to have a wealthy uncle and aunt in my childhood and they took me to the operahouse on many occassions. I cherish so many wonderful lovely moments with them at my side at a performance of Caroline.
She became famous, not only as an operasinger but also as a teacher, vocalcoach etc. In 1982 she has been given a nighthood by our royal family. She is still occupyin herself with giving singing lessons.
I have choosen a duet with a Dutch singer called Gerard Joling…I hope you enjoy it!

 

To add something extra… I also place here below a recording of a song sang by her husband, who passed away after a failed surgery in 1963, just a few years after they got married and Caroline moved to The Netherlands. His name was Hans Kaart.

 

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫
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21 – J

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – J

My 15j-th entry – bijdrage
My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

The lady I want to introduce to you today is called: Joan Franka… The Dutch people met her in 2012 as a participant in The Voice. Although stranded in the 4th live-show… there were people who thought she would be able to win the Euro Vision Songcontest, so she went to Bakoe in Azerbeidjan. There was much controverse about her, specifically originated by her headdress… So no further adue… maybe you remember her from 2012, maybe you don’t…

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21 – I

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Round 21 – I

My 156-th entry – bijdrage
My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

I introduce to you Iris Kroes. A young Dutch lady (born on november 11, 1992) who plays the harp and sings besides it. She won The Voice of Holland in 2012.

 

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21 – H

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Round 21 – H

My 155-th entry – bijdrage
My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Today I want to introduce a Dutch singer which was born on may 19, 1977 an his name is Wouter Hamel. He has, in my humble opinion, a wonderful voice and he knows how to handle music, Jazz in particular but Pop is not strange to him either. He showed up some 15 years ago and I liked him from day 1. He performs in Dutch but also in English. It took some time before I made my choice because he has so much beautiful and different music. Eventually I choose something that is a little Jazzy and I hope you like it!

 

 

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21 – G

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Round 21 – G

My 155-th entry – bijdrage
My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

In round 21 of ABC, or better still, round 1 of the new version of ABC, continuing in my introducing music to you… for G I’ve chosen another Dutch singer, a lady this time, who listens to the name Jacqueline Govart  born on april 20 1980.
She started in a band called “Krezip” and in 2009 she started her solocareer.
With her band and also solo she had many hits already, on of them being about friendship, a wonderful theme to sing about isn’t?

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21 – F

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Round 21 – F

My 155-th entry – bijdrage
My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

This week I want to introduce to you a Dutch singer. His name is Rene Froger. He was born on november 5, 1960. He almost has a formidable carreer of 30 years as a singer. In 2009 he and some other singers participated in the Eurovision Song Contest, sadly enough they did not win.

Through my work for a charity I once met him, a nice person without pretentions, very interested in the work I did and my motivation to do that work. In his show he introduced me and my present collegues why we were there and begged the audiance to spent generously, which they did!

He mostly sings in Dutch but since most of you do not understand my language I’ve chosen a title of his which he sings in English.

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21 – E

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Round 21 – E

 

My 154-th entry – bijdrage

My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

 

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

This week we put our thoughts together to come up with something nice that we would like to share with eachother regarding the letter E.
As you know I’ve decided to use the music-theme throughout the entire round 21, so after some search through my memory and next over the internet to find the version I want to share with you I came up with Max van Egmond, a Indonesian born, Dutch Baritone.

This classical singer was born on 1 februari 1936 in Semarang on the island Java – Indonesia.  After WO2 he completed  his education in The Netherlands. His talent was discoverd by a conductor of a schoolchoir. After years of singinglessons he won a contest. After that he won different award in Brussels (Belgium) and München (Germany). In 1959 he went solo and got famous as an interpretor of Bach’s music. He is still alive and gives many masterclasses over the whole world.

This piece of music by Max van Egmond which I want to share with you is from Johann Sebastian Bach (31 march 1685 – 28 juli 1750) . This cantate was written in Leipzig (Germany) for a religious holiday;  Maria Lichtmis (Festo Purificationis Mariae) …. translated: Feast of the Purification of Mary…. on 2 februari 1727.  A celebration of the fact that Mary got pure again 40 days after the birth of Jesus and like Jewish law demanded for firstborn sons, her son took to the tempel to show him to the priests and bring ritual sacrifices. This cantate is a derivation of song of praise of Simeon ( O.T. Luke 2 -25-35), this bible book tells the story of priest Simeon who was given the promiss not to die before he had seen the Messias with his own eyes. This cantate tells in a cheerful way about looking forward to die and that eternal life waits, as was quite common in the days of JS Bach.

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21 – D

ABC-Wednesday
Round 21 – D

My 157-th entry – bijdrage
My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

 

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Thinking of D in a musical mind like mine, many names pop up to choose from. I think you will agree with me that being Dutch I firstly think of dutch musicians, certainly with this letter.  So today a Dutch band (very much still alive and kicking!!!) who have a very recognizable sound and have established quite a name during the 72 !! years they are around now as a Dixieland Orchestra.  Their name is Dutch Swing College Band and on their website you will find lots of more info about them.

This band started on may 5th 1945, THE day that WO2 ended. The original people who started the band were: Peter Schilperoort (klarinet 11-04-1919 / 11-17-1990), Frans Vink (piano 5-18-1918 / 01-13-1967), Henny Frohwein (bas , 09-27-1924 / 07-13-2012) & Tonny Nüsser (drums 08-28-1923… ). Frans Vinks was also the leader of the band.

So no more talk but music …Enjoy!

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21 – C

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Round 21

Letter C

My 152-th entry

Started: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

One of my favorite songs, which has been covered countless time by even more countless artists in various musicstyles, from a ladysinger who’s name you probably will know, maybe you know this song also… I love it and love to share it with you!

Enjoy Maria Callas

 

Have a joyfull,  ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21 – B

ABC-Wednesday 

Round 21

Letter B

My 151-th entry

Started: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

I’ve started this new round, totally new version also, of ABC with music.

Now…some days later I think about how to fill in the next letter, the B. Shall I or shall I not return to what I’ve started? I decide to do so, music has been the most important thing to me as long as I can remember. My nickname is Melody and for a reason! ABC is now ‘mine’ so what better way could I choose to fill in the first round of a meme which I may call mine?

Thus I present an other piece of music to you which I remember from my childhood. As a very young girl I had an uncle and an aunt who had lots and lots, countless, lp’s which they allowed me to borrow after they gave me a record player at my 12th birthday in 1974. They lived in the same street as we did so many times I went over to bring records back and take some others home. Thanks to them I came in contact with many different styles of music, their love for it has jumped over to me. What wonderful memories I have!!

The B it is today… I’ve chosen Brenda Lee, (oh by the way, this song of hers may not be a happy one but still it is one of my favorites) and I hope you enjoy my entry!

Have a ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21 – A

ABC-Wednesday 

Round 21

Letter A

My 160-th entry

Started: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

A day I’ve been looking forward to for a long time has arrived…
Somewhere around the turn of the year Roger and I started talking about taking over this meme. After giving it extensive thought I decided to go for it because I did not want this meme to stop and I knew that I was not the only one.

How wonderful it is that a meme has been able to survive that long already!

So… my thoughts about this meme and what I have seen since I became a participant and (later on) teammember, for which I am very gratefull, go to how to start this new round, but more so, how to give this very brandnew edition of ABC an extraordinary start… No better way then with music!

Wishing you lots of fun in this new ABC-home, hoping with all of my ♥ that you will share all of your thoughts with us all, who have so much joy in this meme. Thanking you for your participation in the first place but also for the beatuiful things you have shown me so far!

Thanking you also for your trust and confidence in me to let me take over and support me in this!

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫