We followed this with some diligent practice of "Ballad" by Mark Houghton.
Half-time refreshments followed. Thanks, as always, to Trevor for the teas, coffees and delicious cup cakes that shut us all up for a few minutes.
The solo section consisted of a lovely Japanese botanical medley by Marion, followed by an ad hoc duet from John and Vince who simultaneously played "Romance". This was followed by Larisa, who broke her duck with a wonderful rendition of "Birds Flew Over The Spire".
|Marion||The Japanese Garden (arr. David Burden):
|John and Vince||'Duet' of Romance by Anon|
|Larisa||Birds flew over the Spire (Gary Ryan)|
The solo section was followed by a session of practising Moto Perpetuo. This tune is so catchy that it often becomes an 'ear-worm' if it's the last thing played. So, to avoid our leaving tonight's meeting with it still stuck in our heads, we finished off the evening with a final refresher of "Ballad".
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