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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:35 am 
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Hello everyone.

I am a newbie to this group but certainly not to Monty Python. I have been a fan since the 70s soon after it was imported to the U.S., and I currently have the entire series as well as the movies on DVD. As well as being a little nuts like I am, some of you certainly seem to be very knowledgeable about all things Python. So I hope you will permit me a question or two about the series. Actually this is not exactly a Python question, it's more of a music question, but I wouldn't know who else to ask!

In episode 6 of the first series, Graham Chapman is contemplating a piece of music at the beginning of the 'It's the Arts' sketch. Can anyone tell me who the composer of this music is? This is not an idle trivia question, I'd really like to know. My musical tastes are rather eclectic and I do enjoy some classical from time to time, but my knowledge of classical composers is woefully inadequate.

So if anyone can help me out here, I'd really appreciate it. I'm sure I'll have other questions as well, but for now I'm just happy to have found this most excellent group. I don't know how it escaped my attention before.

Thanks again.

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( Salad as in lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, yeah, yeah, yeah )


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:19 am 
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No I do not recall that sketch.
But as to recipes...add a little Hosin sauce to your meals or even soup.That is the secret ingredient in oriental cooking!


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 10:02 pm 
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St. George here.I just watched Vanessa on the comedy channel.She wasn't bad ,for a woman.
Now I am sounding like those two gays in that James Bond movie...

Anyway,I pride myself on able to best almost anybody.

Now Vanessa there talked about men who carried around big guts,and proud,like they were their best friends!

I shall top this!

We go everywhere together.In fact....we are to be wed!
Now here comes the Priest.I slip the ring on my finger."I now now pronounce you man and wife."
"My Betrothed."

"I hope you two ,or three,shall be very happy together."



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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 8:42 pm 
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hey, sorry, I know the sketch, but can't recall the music.


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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:58 am 
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hi teddie,
the music is called nimrod and is by sir edward elgar.
it is often played in england at large state occasions (i.e royal weddings and funerals).


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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:26 am 
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Wow. Thanks, Wurlydoowop!

I have been wondering about that for years. I have heard of Sir Edward before, actually, but I don't think his music is all that well known over here. At least, I don't recall ever hearing that piece of music in a context in which I was able to make the connection. I have spent the past hour or so educating myself however and ordered a CD of 'Nimrod' and the other 'Enigma Variations'.

Thanks very much!


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