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Concert champĂȘtre

Concert champêtre, FP 49, is a harpsichord concerto by Francis Poulenc, which exists in a version for piano solo with slight changes in the solo part. It was written in 1927–28 for the harpsichordist Wanda Landowska who said she "adored" playing it as it made her "insouciant and gay!" Landowska was responsible for the composition of several other new pieces of music for the instrument, notably Manuel de Falla's harpsichord concerto and his El retablo de Maese Pedro. After a private performance in which Poulenc played the orchestral parts on the piano, the piece's public premiere was on May 3, 1929 at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, with Landowska playing the solo part and the Orchestre Symphonique de Paris conducted by Pierre Monteux; the work is scored for an orchestra of two flutes, two oboes, cor anglais, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, tuba, side drums, triangle, bass drum, cymbals and strings. The piece is in three movements: Allegro molto – Adagio – Allegro molto Andante: Mouvement de Sicilienne Finale: Presto très gaiThe piece alludes to music of the Baroque period, when the harpsichord was a common instrument, both in terms of its melodic and harmonic language and in its structure.

It is for this reason, as well as the plain influence of Stravinsky's music of the same period, that the Concert and its later companion work, the Aubade for piano and orchestra, are regarded as neoclassical compositions. A typical performance of the Concert champêtre lasts around twenty-five minutes. Like many harpsichord works from the 20th century, this piece was written for the'revival' Pleyel contemporary harpsichord, with metal frame, leather plectra and heavy touch, prevalent at the time, rather than historic instruments from the 17th and 18th century. However, Trevor Pinnock has played and recorded it on a 3-manual Hass instrument with disposition 16' 8' 8' 4' 2', lute, 2 buffs, 2 couplers. A recording of Poulenc himself playing the work, but on the piano, with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos on 14 November 1948, was issued in 1998 as part of a 10-CD survey of historic broadcast recordings by that orchestra. Schmidt, Carl B.. The Music of Francis Poulenc: A Catalogue.

Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 9780191585166. Poulenc: Concert Champêtre pour clavecin et orchestre, FP 39 on YouTube

Christ Church, Toxteth Park

Christ Church, Toxteth Park, is in Linnet Lane, Merseyside, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Wavertree and Toxteth, the archdeaconry of Liverpool, the diocese of Liverpool, its benefice is united with that of Aigburth. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. Christ Church was built in 1867–71, designed by Culshaw and Sumners, paid for by George Horsfall; the church cost about £20.000 to build, was consecrated by the Rt Revd William Jacobson, bishop of Chester, on 27 April 1871. The church is constructed in stone with slate roofs, its architectural style is Decorated. The plan consists of a six-bay nave with a clerestory and south aisles, a canted chancel with a three-bay vestry to the south and a two-bay porch to the north, a north tower with a broach spire; the tower has angle buttresses, three-light louvred bell openings, the middle light on each side having a balcony carried on angel corbels. On the tower is a broach spire, the broaches being bowed.

At the west end is a five-light window containing Geometric tracery. The windows along the sides of the aisles are placed between buttresses; the windows along the clerestory are lunettes with pointed arches. The east window has three lights; the porch has entrances on the north and east sides. The vestry has a hipped roof, is approached by steps. Inside the church the arcades are carried on slender quatrefoil piers that have capitals carved with foliage; the nave has a hammerbeam roof. The sanctuary floor and the reredos date from 1930, were designed by Bernard Miller; the stained glass in the apse appears to be contemporary with the church, was designed by Hardman. In the south aisle are two windows dating from the early 20th century by Gustave Hiller. There are two windows by Shrigley and Hunt; the original pipe organ was built by C. and J. Whiteley; this was superseded by an organ with three manuals, by Willis. At Christ Church we are striving to be a community where everyone is welcomed and included.

We subscribe to the Inclusive Church Statement of Belief. We believe in a church which seeks not to discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ. We meet for worship every Sunday at 10.30am, informally through the week. Holy Communion is celebrated twice monthly. We are committed to that of the local community. Whether you’re 5 or 95, a student or retired, all are welcome to join us at our weekly service, every Sunday morning at 10:30am. We get together for social and other activities. Grade II listed buildings in Joseph.

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is a wine region in the Australian state of South Australia located in the Adelaide metropolitan area and centred on the town of McLaren Vale about 38 kilometres south of the Adelaide city centre. It is internationally renowned for the wines it produces and included within the Great Wine Capitals of the World; the region was named after either David McLaren, the Colonial Manager of the South Australia Company or John McLaren who surveyed the area in 1839. Among the first settlers to the region in late 1839, were two English farmers from Devon, William Colton and Charles Thomas Hewett. William Colton established the Daringa Charles Thomas Hewett established Oxenberry Farm. Both men would be prominent in the early days of McLaren Vale. Although the region's main economic activity was the growing of cereal crops, John Reynell and Thomas Hardy planted grape vines in 1838 and the present-day Seaview and Hardy wineries were in operation as early as 1850. Grapes were first planted in the region in 1838 and some vines more than 100 years old are still producing.

Today there are more than 88 cellar doors in McLaren Vale. The majority are small family-run operations and boutique wineries; the wine region, located within the southern end of the Adelaide metropolitan area is bounded by the coastline with Gulf St Vincent in the west and by the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges in the east and in the south with its northern boundary commencing at the coastline in the suburb of Hallett Cove and finishing in the foothills in the suburb of Chandlers Hill. It is located within the local government area of the City of Onkaparinga with part of its northern end being in the local government area of the City of Marion; the McLaren Vale wine region has a Mediterranean climate with four clear seasons. With a dry warm summer, the area has dry weather from December through to March or April, giving an easy change between summer and winter, it is gentle with short cool nights. Winter rains of 580–700 mm per annum flow into a fresh spring, it experiences frost or drought due to its close proximity to the sea.

The McLaren Vale wine region is well known for its dry red wines those made from Shiraz and Mourvedre. Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese are grown. White wine varieties in the wine region include Fiano, Grenache blanc and other such Mediterranean varieties. Notable for producing Shiraz, the grape is by far the most important variety for the wine region, accounting for about 50% of the total crush; the area's thin soils, limited water and warm summers harness Shiraz's natural vigor and produce intense flavored fruit, wine with a deep purple color that can last decades in the bottle. McLaren Vale wines are distinguished by their ripeness, structure and complexity; the wine region has 3218 hectares of Shiraz under vine. Other major varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon with 1288 ha planted, Chardonnay with 722 ha planted, Grenache with 402 ha—much of this dry-grown bush vines. Shiraz is harvested from late February to early April. McLaren Vale Shiraz displays pronounced berry and spice characters with some dark chocolate and liquorice, while Shiraz from cooler sub-regions exhibits defined ripe raspberry characters.

McLaren Vale Shiraz is renowned for rolling palate. Many winemakers within the wine region choose to blend their final Shiraz from a variety of sub-regions to add complexity; the wine region produces Shiraz that has small berries. Smaller berries have a higher skin to pulp ratio. Berry skin contains flavanols and other complex molecules that add to wine complexity. Grape pulp contains water. Therefore, the more skin to less pulp the more complex the finished wine. Small berries make more intense Shiraz wine; the wine region has a diversity of soil types and winemaking philosophies, which has led to a huge range of Shiraz wine styles being produced. Most winemakers produce at least one. Less famous than McLaren Vale Shiraz, but enchanting, Cabernet Sauvignon from the wine region continues to display the rich ripe characters that typify wines from this region. Violet and blackcurrant flavours, vibrant plum and edges of liquorice and a touch of the wine regions trademark dark chocolate character are common.

Grenache is harvested in late April. It is the ancient type of vine planted in France and Spain, it is the backbone of many of the world's fortified wines. Grenache vines were removed from the wine region in the 1980s. Since the late 1990s Grenache has been enjoying a resurgence of popularity as table wine; the wine region's soils are suited to this variety. However, in wet years it can be difficult to grow well as it can produce big bunches of grapes which make a less concentrated wine. In the best vintages Grenache displays nuances of plum and tobacco leaf and mint characters with earthy overtones. Chardonnay is harvested in mid March; this is the major white variety in the wine region. The most pronounced and distinctive feature is ripe peaches, with the wine from cooler sites displaying white peach; these wines maintain elegance and have long cellaring potential. Some McLaren Vale Chardonnay features ripe melon, banana and cashew nut flavours—rich and generous with pure elegance. Sauvignon blanc is harvested in early March.

Sauvignon blanc from McLaren Vale has distinctive varietal characters of tropical f

Jason Katims

Jason Katims is an American television writer and playwright. He is best known as the creator of several television series, including Relativity, Friday Night Lights, About a Boy and Rise. Jason Katims was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, raised first in Crown Heights and in Midwood, his father was a salesman. His parents were "very politically active left-leaning." He has sister. Before studying theater at Queens College in Queens, New York City, he graduated from Edward R. Murrow High School, he married his high school sweetheart. Katims was a playwright in New York until director and producer Ed Zwick asked him if he wanted to write for television and films. In 1994, he wrote three episodes for the ABC teen drama My So-Called Life, he created Relativity in 1996 but the TV series was cancelled after 17 episodes. He subsequently created Roswell. Katims worked on the NBC series Friday Night Lights as head executive producer, he was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series at the February 2007 ceremony for his work on the first season of Friday Night Lights.

He was nominated for the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Series the following year at the February 2008 ceremony for his work on the second season of Friday Night Lights. Katims was nominated for Best Dramatic Series a second time at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the third season of Friday Night Lights, he was nominated for the WGA Award for Best Drama Series for the third consecutive year at the February 2010 ceremony for his work on the fourth season. In 2011, he was honored by an award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series in Friday Night Lights. Katims is the creator of and executive producer for another NBC series, based on the feature film of the same name and a short-lived TV series that followed. Katims based that series' Max Braverman character on his life with his own son, who has Asperger syndrome. Katims developed About a Boy, a 2014 TV series based on the novel of the same name, for NBC, he has written a play, The Man Who Couldn't Dance and is a former member of Stagewrights, a playwriting collective in New York City.

Katims developed Almost Family, is a 2019 TV series based on the Australian series on Sisters, for Fox. The Pallbearer The Vow My So-Called Life – Story editor Relativity – Creator, pilot writer Roswell – Developer, executive producer, writer DeMarco Affairs – Creator, executive producer Fertile Ground – Executive producer Pepper Dennis – Executive producer The Wedding Bells – Creator Friday Night Lights – Executive producer, director Parenthood – Developer, executive producer, director About a Boy – Developer, executive producer, writer The Path – Executive producer Pure Genius - Creator, Executive producer, writer Rise - Developer, Executive producer, writer Almost Family - Executive producer, writer Jason Katims on IMDb

Marshall, Illinois

Marshall is a city in and the county seat of Clark County, United States, located 20 miles west of Terre Haute, Indiana. The population was 3,933 at the 2010 census. Marshall was organized by William B. Archer in 1835, eight years after the National Road entered the community; the city was named after John Marshall, chief justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. Marshall was incorporated on May 14, 1873. In 1863, Marshall was the scene of conflict in which local Copperheads, who opposed the Civil War, sought to protect soldiers who had deserted from the Union Army. In March, 1863, an army detail from Indiana arrested several deserters. A local judge, Charles H. Constable, freed the deserters and ordered the arrest of two Union sergeants on kidnapping charges; this resulted in the dispatch of 250 soldiers under the command of Col. Henry B. Carrington by special train from Indianapolis, who surrounded the courthouse, freed the sergeants and arrested judge Charles H. Constable; the judge was, absolved several months after presenting a technical defense.

Marshall was home to the Handy Writers' Colony, 1950-1964. The most famous writer associated with the Colony was the novelist James Jones, who built a home in Marshall and lived there ca. 1952-1957. Marshall is located at 39°23′34″N 87°41′37″W. According to the 2010 census, Marshall has a total area of 3.736 square miles, of which 3.72 square miles is land and 0.016 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,771 people, 1,655 households, 1,002 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,202.7 people per square mile. There were 1,832 housing units at an average density of 584.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.33% White, 0.29% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population. There were 1,655 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.4% were non-families.

35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.87. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,413, the median income for a family was $42,909. Males had a median income of $31,108 versus $21,144 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,851. About 3.6% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over. The downtown district is centered on the county courthouse, includes a number of antique shops; the town's major employer, TRW Automotive, operates an automotive electronics manufacturing facility, employing a thousand area residents.

Marshall is the site of the oldest continually operated hotel in the Archer House. Every autumn Marshall holds a Fall Festival; the Marshall post office contains an oil on canvas mural, painted in 1938 by Miriam McKinnie. Murals were produced from 1934 to 1943 in the United States through the Section of Painting and Sculpture called the Section of Fine Arts, of the Treasury Department; the City of Marshall City Council consists of nine members: eight aldermen and the mayor. Current officeholders are: Mayor. City of Marshall Illinois Official Website Marshall, Illinois History at Marshall, Illinois

Outside Woman Blues

"Outside Woman Blues" is a blues song recorded by Blind Joe Reynolds in 1929. It is one of few known recordings made by Reynolds, who used "Woman Blues" in several song titles, including "Cold Woman Blues", "Goose Hill Woman Blues", "Third Street Woman Blues". In 1967, the song was popularized by the British rock group Cream, who recorded a blues rock adaptation in 1967 for the album Disraeli Gears, with vocals by Eric Clapton. Live recordings appear on BBC Sessions and Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6, 2005, their original recording is included on the compilation album Those Were the Days. Cream's versions are credited to "Reynolds, arranged by Eric Clapton". Clapton has performed the song live as a solo artist