Going back in time…

2 08 2009

Tonight, while in the BounceRadio.net chat during the weekly broadcast of The Melting Pot with Jammin John and Misty, the topic came up about being in high school bands. And it brought back to mind my days in a rather smallish band (some 30 members) back in the mid 80s.

Specifically, it brought back to mind a couple of pieces of music by band composer James Swearingen, which were among my favourites at the time, and still are. On a whim, I searched the name “James Swearingen” on YouTube tonight, and found recordings of these pieces.

For music that is now some 25 years old, they still bring back memories of my years playing clarinet (an instrument I’d learned in high school) in our band. Here are some samples:

Novena: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syp-SKD1oHY

Invicta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmtUYDXuKLU

My thanks to those who posted these songs on YouTube – made for a nice trip down Memory Lane.

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7 08 2009
Paul

Hey Jim never new you were a musician. Something else we have in common. Will give the links a listen, well done

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