Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
She and Thomas Holme Davis had several children, one of whom was Beatrice Connaught Davis (Beatrice C. Davis) who married Walter James Slater and Henry J. Pinnock.
By Walter she had two sons, Walter Frank Holme Davis and Wilfred Arthur J. Slater.
Walter F. H. Slater married Doris V. Graves and had one son David Francis Holme Slater who settled eventually in New Zealand, Rangiora. He married three times! Once to Barbara Ann Fink, by whom there were two children, secondly to Pamela Cox, and finally to Valerie S. Dallard. From these unions the following children came into being: Andre paul Slater; Gina Marie Slater and Aaron Holme Slater.
Anyone of whom I would like to contact me for I am still searching for a photograph of "Octavia Hamilton"
Of course, the original Beatrice had siblings: Alice Dora Davis; Alice Mary; Mabel Francis and Ernest Edward Davis any of whom could have left branches down which the ephemera floated.
Please email if you can help.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Despite Poussard having been a very abrupt composer in his melodic phrasing it's a pretty little song and in the right hands would make a wonderful sweetmeat fro the ear. I am enjoying the midi file and have listened to it several dozen times and I am going to try and get it recorded. The narrative in lyric was by Mlle. Claudine Klotz, one of three musical sisters in Paris, two of whom I think from memory went to the Imperial Conservatory.
The Klotz also wrote, as far as we know and as far as this bound volume indicates, two other songs, "Plus Heureuse qu'en un palais" (Happier in a palace) and "La fleur d'éxilé" (The flower of the exiled). The common theme seems to be the simple fidelity and capacity for contentment of the lower orders which had been long romanced into cotton candy for the consumption of the French classes no longer connected to the land and whose zucker-zeitgeisting of hard farm life seems to have been a national sport amongst the fan flutterers.
But out of it came the Chanson.
Horace Poussard it seems did produce some truly pretty pieces amongst the odd assortment and now I want to look at some of his other works on sheet which I have copied and tucked away. Would it not be nice to have some works of Horace on CD?
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
"All souls incarnate and reincarnate under the Law of Rebirth. Hence each life is not only a recapitulation of life experience, but an assuming of ancient obligations, a recovery of old relations, an opportunity for the paying of old indebtedness, a chance to make restitution and progress, an awakening of deep-seated qualities, the recognition of old friends and enemies, the solution of revolting injustices, and the explanation of that which conditions the man and makes him what he is."