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jack not master!

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Sense and Sensibility?
« on: Sunday, January 6 2008 11:35PM GMT-1 »
I have just heard J and J "playing" (?) fireside polka on episode 2 of the BBC's new sense and sensibility... but no mention in the titles and the fiddler looks not a bit like Mr Boden... can't identify the box player as yet but it is most certainly S & B playing!
Can anyone enlighten me as to the truth behind it? Am I imagining things?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b008p8y2.shtml?q=sense+and+sensibility&start=1&scope=iplayersearch&version_pid=b008p8xy
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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, January 6 2008 11:51PM GMT-1 »
Oh good! thank you!  I was so nervous of making a fool of myself with my first post on this forum, and fortunately someone has got here before me.  Unmistakable J&J strains in the dance scene, I thought, just checked the credits, though, and found only Martin Phipps credited.

Am I barking? 

I've finally de-lurked, after several weeks of pleasurable reading - thank you all!

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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, January 6 2008 11:53PM GMT-1 »
had thought perhaps they'd just pressed play on the CD player, but as it ends mid set, it must have been recorded specially for the scene.... John? ...Jon?... what's the answer?!

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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #3 on: Monday, January 7 2008 01:01AM GMT-1 »
We thought it looked/sounded like Tim Van Eyken playing squeezebox :-\

Couldn't make out the fiddle. It wasn't Jon though - not tall enough  :D
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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #4 on: Monday, January 7 2008 09:07AM GMT-1 »
It did sound like, didn't it? We didn't get as far as trying to identify who it actually was, though. Time for some research...

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« Reply #5 on: Monday, January 7 2008 11:07AM GMT-1 »
Oh! Now you mention it, when we went to see Tim Van Eyken last year, he did mention that he had been "playing" John Spiers in something ... I think he meant he was miming to Squeezy's playing ... or something ... not that he would need to of course, but ... Bridgwit, do you remember? Maybe this is it?

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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #6 on: Monday, January 7 2008 11:28AM GMT-1 »

It certainly looked like a blurred TvE in the background to me, though it sounded exactly like the CD track!

However - and I hate to sound like one of those 'well, they didn't start wearing that particular style of ribbon on thier dresses for at least another decade!" I think a melodeon appearing at all may be an anachronism. Sense & Sensibility was published in 1811, and this production seems firmly set in the Georgian period; whereas all the sources seem to point to the melodeon not being in common use until the mid 19th Century.  ???

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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #7 on: Monday, January 7 2008 01:04PM GMT-1 »
There I sat, dozing somewhat during Sense and Sensibility when suddenly I sat bolt upright and said to my startled daughter "that's Spiers and Boden!!" Well, not literally, but you know what I mean. ;D

Lovely to realise that I wasn't imagining it. (The track I mean, not necessarily the musicians.)

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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #8 on: Monday, January 7 2008 01:34PM GMT-1 »
Oh! Now you mention it, when we went to see Tim Van Eyken last year, he did mention that he had been "playing" John Spiers in something ... I think he meant he was miming to Squeezy's playing ... or something ... not that he would need to of course, but ... Bridgwit, do you remember? Maybe this is it?

Sorry I can't remember. It was a long time ago ......
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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #9 on: Monday, January 7 2008 01:36PM GMT-1 »

It certainly looked like a blurred TvE in the background to me, though it sounded exactly like the CD track!

However - and I hate to sound like one of those 'well, they didn't start wearing that particular style of ribbon on thier dresses for at least another decade!" I think a melodeon appearing at all may be an anachronism. Sense & Sensibility was published in 1811, and this production seems firmly set in the Georgian period; whereas all the sources seem to point to the melodeon not being in common use until the mid 19th Century.  ???


Fi, worse than that, my initial thought was "That's Fireside Polka, but Sue Harris wrote that, it didn't exist in the 19th century!"

Yes I am that sad...

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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, February 13 2008 09:44PM GMT-1 »
Ok, i have it from Tim Van Eyken himself, that yes it was him MIMING to the S&B version of Fireside Polka!
Phew!!

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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, February 14 2008 08:29PM GMT-1 »
 :D
Thanks Sarah!
Glad we got that one cleared up!

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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, February 19 2008 01:06AM GMT-1 »
No problem Jack! ;D

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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, March 10 2010 01:49PM GMT-1 »
found this
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0847150/soundtrack

(edit: I was googling for dress ideas....before anyone thinks me slightly obsessed.)
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Re: Sense and Sensibility?
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, March 10 2010 03:31PM GMT-1 »
found this
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0847150/soundtrack

(edit: I was googling for dress ideas....before anyone thinks me slightly obsessed.)


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