On 19/05/2018 19:20, Vicky Ayech wrote:
> On Sat, 19 May 2018 18:38:28 +0100, Sid Nuncius
> <***@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 19/05/2018 18:02, Sid Nuncius wrote:
>>> On 19/05/2018 15:10, Kate B wrote:
>>>> Well, I don't care. I watched it all and enjoyed every minute, except
>>>> for perhaps about half-an-hour in the middle of the Episcopalian
>>>> sermon. He began and ended wonderfully, and there were good bits in
>>>> the middle, but when he started asking how many people had arrived by
>>>> car I did wonder if he was going to do a shout-out to anyone here from
>>>> the States?
>>>> She looked marvellous, he looked besotted, the York girls wore
>>>> sensible hats, Philip was walking without a stick, which at 96 and a
>>>> few weeks after a hip operation is nothing short of stunning, Meghan's
>>>> mother was lovely and clearly using every technique that yoga has
>>>> taught her to stay calm, the flowers were staggering, and nothing went
>>>> obviously wrong.
>>>> Just the very last item, in this day and age, should be cause for
>>> Agreed. I loved the Episcopalian bishop's style, although the address
>>> could have done with being about half the length.
>>> I found some of it very touching, too, because it did seem to be about
>>> two apparently very decent people who are thoroughly in love with each
>>> And the BBC kept the commentary on the service itself to a minimum,
>>> which I appreciated. Obviously, plenty of people will disagree, but I
>>> enjoyed it very much
>> Oh, and Eternal Source Of Light Divine always moves me because it is
>> *so* beautiful, Sheku Kanneh-Mason was amazingly cool and quite
>> brillant, I enjoyed the gospel choir (although I'd have liked a bit more
>> swing and oomph somewhere) and the music in general was a pleasure.
> I heard one commentator say Prince Charles was a big influence on
> choice of music, and was for William's wedding too.
The music was fairly predictable and very calming, which was probably
necessary. I loved all the deep English stuff at the beginning, the
Warlock etc; the Tallis was perfect (and so handy that it's Whitsunday
tomorrow), the Rutter... well, Rutter; the Fauré was rather a puzzling
choice, though you could see people visibly relax when they heard the
Ave Maria, at last something they recognised; the gospel choir was just
terrific and I could have done with more. I agree with Sid that Eternal
Source of Light is ravishing, but I was very disappointed in the singer,
who seemed to be taking the currently fashionable lack of vibrato to
extremes - I thought she sounded unsupported and consequently flat, and
looked terribly uncomfortable (especially compared to the gospel singer
later on, who was just having a great time). I felt rather sorry for her.