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Good Friday 2013

As a young person by main love was music.  I studied piano gaining my letters at 16 years of age but my great love was singing.  I was offered a scholarship at Sydney Conservatorium and thought this would be my life's career. But, it was not to be. 

The first time I heard Kathleen Ferrier sing this aria "God have Mercy" from St. Matthew's Passion by Bach I cried.  I had never heard anything so beautiful.  It hold all of St.Peter's anguish at having denied his lord.

It is an old and scratchy recording but still beautiful.



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Carolyn Foley

I love it.


She had a wonderful voice, didn't she, although modern "historically-informed" performance practise doesn't get a look-in, does it!

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