Talk:Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F (Charles King)

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Minor question/comment:

  '... which prompted the comment from Greene that "Mr King was a very serviceable man".'

But was it not the large number of services that Greene wrote which caused this comment from Greene, rather than the 'infelicities' in them?

Marghek 04:49, 15 July 2011 (CDT)


Power imbalance in the Bury St Edmunds brewery - too much Greene and not enough King - evident in your comment. Greene WAS commenting on technical deficiencies (34 examples of parallel octaves or fifths in this service, according to my harmony checker). Whilst employing a supplementary but significant use of the word "serviceable" (O.E.D.) he effected a serendipitous pun referring to King's fecundity. It is that double whammy that makes this comment worth relating. Cjshawcj 05:05, 16 July 2011 (CDT)

"Greene King" / Bury St Edmunds Brewery - LOL. I should have said .. that King wrote, of course. [As you noted, I was probably indulging in too much of a competing brewery's product]. Tks for responding in like manner. Marghek 06:59, 16 July 2011 (CDT)