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FĂȘtes galantes (Debussy)

Fêtes Galantes is a cycle of six mélodies composed by Claude Debussy to poems by Paul Verlaine. It consists of two books of three songs; the songs were composed over several years, were premiered in 1904. The six poems come from Verlaine's collection Fêtes galantes, published in 1869. Debussy, a lifelong admirer of Verlaine's poetry, had taken a copy of the collection with him when he went to study in Rome in 1885. Although other composers, from Gabriel Fauré to Benjamin Britten set Verlaine's poetry, according to the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, was the first composer of any importance to do so; the critic Jacques-Henri Bornecque called Verlaine's book a "petite suite". En sourdine Fantoches Clair de lune Les Ingénus Le Faune Colloque sentimental In his 1874 poem "Art poétique" Verlaine had written "Music before all else, And for that choose the irregular and melting better into the air." The analyst Katja Pfeifer comments that Verlaine's dictum becomes "a literary reality" in the first set of Debussy's settings of Fêtes galantes: "the rhythm of the verses, his playing with the sound of the language, explicit textual references to music give the verses themselves the feel of a song".

Debussy completed the first book in 1891. The manuscript of the score shows two songs, "Pantomime" and "Mandolin", which were removed; the score was published in 1903 and the songs were first performed at the house of Madame Édouard Colonne on 16 June 1904. Debussy had set all three of the poems in the first book in 1882; the earlier settings were composed for Marie Vasnier. The settings in his Fêtes galantes cycle contained some material from the earlier versions in "Fantoches", although in that song the composer replaced the original flamboyant and virtuosic ending with a gradual diminuendo, which became a frequent feature of his style.. "En sourdine" and "Clair de lune" are completely rewritten. The musicologist Roger Nichols writes that they display "a far more adventurous harmonic palette" than the composer had developed at the time of the first settings, "blending modality and chromaticism in equal measure". Nichols describes "Fantoches" as energetic and sparkling, contrasting with the first and third songs, which "float timelessly, allowing us to savour the famous'musicality' of Verlaine’s poetry".

The analyst Susan Youens writes that the outer songs are the " inward, melancholy visions of those who sense in the midst of seeming love and luck, that'la vie opportune' has passed". The second book, dedicated to Emma Bardac, dates from 1904, it was premiered chez Madame Colonne on 23 June 1904. These were Debussy's only settings of these three Verlaine poems. Unlike the first book, where the three songs are not connected by a common narrative thread, the second book has a continuous theme of the difficulty of relationships between men and women. Youens writes of "the mutual incomprehensibility of the sexes, from its inception to its death-in-life and to its grim remains after death"

Stirlingshire Cup

The Stirlingshire Cup is an association football cup competition for clubs in the former county of Stirlingshire, Scotland. The competition was founded in 1883 and is contested annually by senior member clubs of the Stirlingshire Football Association; the current champions are Stenhousemuir F. C. who defeated East Stirlingshire in the 2014–15 tournament final. The competition is a knock-out tournament contested by the six member clubs of the Stirlingshire Football Association. In the first round draw, two teams receive byes into the semi-final with the remaining four clubs paired against each other; the winners of the two first round matches progress to the semi-final and the losers are eliminated from the tournament. Alloa Athletic Dumbarton East Stirlingshire Falkirk Stenhousemuir Stirling Albion The Stirlingshire Cup tournament commenced in the 1883–84 football season as a competition for member clubs of the newly created Stirlingshire Football Association, founded on 25 December 1883; the original meeting to form the organisation was held in Larbert and was attended by representatives from seven football clubs: Campsie, East Stirlingshire, King's Park and Tayavalla.

The first tournament began in January 1884 and was contested by the seven original attendees of the meeting as well as seven other clubs from Stirlingshire: Comely Park, Grasshoppers, Ochil Rangers and Vale of Bannock. The inaugural tournament was won by Falkirk who defeated East Stirlingshire 3–1 in a final replay after an initial 1–1 draw. Final appearances

Derek Lilley

Derek Symon Lilley is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a striker for several clubs in Scotland and England. He started his career with Greenock Morton, before a big-money move to Premier League side Leeds United, he had loan spells with Bury before joining Oxford United. In 2000, Lilley returned to Scotland with Dundee United, playing with them, Morton again, St. Johnstone, Stirling Albion finally Forfar Athletic. Lilley began his career with Greenock Morton and won a move to English Premier League side Leeds United in 1997, his time at Elland Road was frustrating, with only four starts from 21 appearances and only a solitary goal when he replaced Lee Bowyer to score the winner in a 3–2 away win at Barnsley. He spent three months on loan, at Heart of Midlothian and Bury, where again he managed a goal for each club, his goal at Hearts coming in a 2–1 defeat to Dundee, his goal at Bury coming in a crucial 1–0 win over Oxford United. A move to Oxford United in 1999–00 helped kick-start his career and his return of nine goals from 63 appearances prompted interest from Dundee United.

A move in December 2000 saw him head north to United and a debut goal salvaged a point at home to Rangers, although he would be sent off in his second game against former club Hearts. It was Lilley's last-minute winner at St Johnstone which saved United from relegation and his six goals in the half-season would cement his status with the fans; the following season, Lilley would manage just six goals, despite a hat-trick against St Johnstone and only two league goals in 2002–03 spelled the end of his time at Tannadice. A move to Livingston followed in 2003–04 and a rejuvenated Lilley scored 12 league goals, plus four in the Scottish League Cup – including one in the final win against Hibernian – and a hat-trick in the Scottish Cup; this earned him the nickname of "The Goal Machine." 2004–05 was a different story and Lilley's three goals were not enough to earn him a new contract. Lilley returned to first club Morton for 2005–06 and managed twelve league goals as Morton narrowly lost in the play-off semi-finals.

In 2006–07, he had managed four league goals by the turn of the year. On 26 January 2007, his contract was terminated by Morton, he signed for St. Johnstone. After making fourteen appearances for Saints, Lilley was released by the club at the end of the season. On 7 June 2007, Lilley signed. Lilley only played a handful of games for Stirling Albion before being released at the end of the season. Lilley signed for Forfar Athletic in June 2008, going on to score three goals against East Stirlingshire and Berwick in the league and Partick Thistle in the League Cup, before being released at the end of the 2008–09 season. Scottish League Cup: 12003–04 Scottish Second Division: 22006–071994–95 Dundee United F. C. season 2000–01 Dundee United F. C. season 2001–02 Dundee United F. C. season 2002–03 Derek Lilley at Soccerbase Profile at londonhearts.com

Wazirabad barrage

The Wazirabad barrage or Wazirabad bridge, built in 1959 is a 1,491 ft long weir across Yamuna River, in north Delhi. Downstream barrages in Delhi are ITO barrage and Okhla barrage, it is under the management of Delhi govt, where as ITO barrage is managed by Haryana and Okhhla barrage is managed by UP govt. It was built in 1959 to supply drinking water to the city of Delhi, it is a 1,491 ft long barrage with 6 under-sluices of 60ft each on the right side and a 17 bays spillway of 58ft each. Top of spillway is 4 ft. higher than the under-sluices. There is both upstream and down-stream. A March 2013 proposal for Delhi envisages building a "New Wazirabad barrage" 8 km north of the current barrage, that will utilise the existing eastern and western boundary margins of the current barrage, will serve as the bridge over Yaumna and flanks will serve as road expressways; this barrage on Yaumna is part of National Waterway one of India's 111 National Waterways. The barrage lies on the Delhi-Faridabad Yaumna waterway, from Wazirabad barrage in north Delhi to Palla barrage in north Faridabad via ITO barrage and Okhla barrage.

Najafgarh drain bird sanctuary lies in the vicinity. The 51 km-long Najafgarh drain starts at Dhansa and joins the Yamuna river just downstream of Wazirabad barrage. Sanctuary has helped in the improvement in water quality, restoration of groundwater recharge and in providing wetland for the migratory birds. Yamuna, from its origin at Yamunotri in Himalayas to Wazirabad barrage, travels 375 kilometres by carrying "reasonably good quality" water. Between Wazirabad and Okhla barrage, 15 drains discharge sewage rendering the water quality after Wazirabad barrage polluted with biochemical oxygen demand values ranging from 14 to 28 mg/l and high coliform content. Causes of pollution are municipal disposal sites, run-off from the commercial and industrial sites, soil erosion resulting from deforestation occurring to make way for agriculture along with resulting chemical wash-off from petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides. Basai Wetland Hathni Kund Barrage Tajewala Barrage Najafgarh drain bird sanctuary Sultanpur National Park

Ipswitch IMail Server

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