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Offline Andy F

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #20 on: Mar 03, 2009, 10:54 PM »
...one thing that does make me think of our QE2 is Holst's Jupiter - which was played on so many 2008 sailaways.

Whilst I still stand by Viva La Vida, a good choice it must be said Matthew (aka 'I vow to thee my Country'), for it is an excellent piece.  Btw, has anyone mentioned 'Aulg Lang Syne', which also seems appropriate (and was used during the final evening's reception prior to disembarkation in Dubai)?
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Offline Kindlychap

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #21 on: Mar 03, 2009, 10:58 PM »
Whilst I still stand by Viva La Vida, a good choice it must be said Matthew (aka 'I vow to thee my Country'), for it is an excellent piece.

I'm afraid that I really can't recall Viva La Vida - and have barely heard of Coldplay. Hence the tune is, for me, instantly forgettable. Pop music isn't my thing......

Matthew
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 - Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Offline Andy F

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #22 on: Mar 03, 2009, 11:02 PM »
I'm afraid that I ... have barely heard of Coldplay

Judging by what I have heard (with this one exception), that's probably not such a bad thing lol!
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Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #23 on: Mar 11, 2009, 11:20 PM »
My daughter played the piano (with permission!) in the Yacht club one afternoon to a small group of people. She played and sang Evanescence 'My Immortal' It was a surreal and moving moment.Check the lyrics on google

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #24 on: Mar 11, 2009, 11:56 PM »
Hope nobody will feel in any way hurt if I add "God Save the Queen" to the list. Here's a little video of our Boston sailaway :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/prondis_in_kenya/3342065879/

Not sure when the crew started distributing Union Jacks to the passengers and playing "God Save the Queen" at QE2 sailaways (for me, the first time was in July 2008)...

                                ... I very quickly worked out my own interpretation and happily joined in  ;D
« Last Edit: Mar 12, 2009, 05:34 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

Offline Andrew Collier

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #25 on: Mar 12, 2009, 04:06 AM »
Having just had the unexpected pleasure of 'QE2 The Last Voyage' coming on TV an hour ago, and therefore brightening my shift still further following the emptying of the Crystal Bar, I feel I must add to this list L'Enfant by Vangelis. A piece of music I have always loved, but seeing it used on this program with such stunning images of the ship for the second time has now welded the two together in my mind. Perfection. 8)
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Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #26 on: Mar 12, 2009, 08:36 AM »
Oh gosh this music sums up the QE2. Turn it up as loud as possible!


It is the Organ Symphony #3 by Camille Saint-Saƫns.

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Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #27 on: Mar 12, 2009, 09:37 AM »


Thank you Edmund!

Not songs exactly but what about the Harp at tea-time in the Queen's Lounge?
Not quite my cup of tea, but just right in the setting....

QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline highlander0108

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #28 on: Mar 12, 2009, 12:14 PM »
Un Sospiro by Liszt is on my Ipod QE2 playlist.  I can just imagine her slicing through the seas everytime when I hear this.


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Online Twynkle

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #29 on: Mar 12, 2009, 01:15 PM »


Couldn't resist this, think it probably belongs under Clydebank and Glamour and Gracie! - but those aren't here!


 
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Kindlychap

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #30 on: Mar 12, 2009, 03:16 PM »
This is the Way to Amarillo, surely!  ;D

Matthew
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 - Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Online Twynkle

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #31 on: Mar 12, 2009, 07:45 PM »


The Amarillo video clip is in the Gallery!
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline caledonia

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #32 on: Mar 13, 2009, 08:36 PM »
To me the song that i will always associate with the QE2 will be "Time to say goodbye" - it was performed on the last transatlantic crossing in one of the evening shows, but it really hit home when we went for dinner on the last evening.All week we had been given wonderful menus with a topic of the beautiful lady - the last one was a coloured photo of her sailing away with the title of "time to say goodbye" - that to me will always be the song which brings back the wonderful times and incredible memories of my time on board.

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Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #33 on: Mar 14, 2009, 12:45 AM »
There's always of course the Mike Oldfield Album QE2!

Online Twynkle

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #34 on: Mar 14, 2009, 12:53 AM »


Hi Kev - do you mean this?!

Wonderful shots of the Lofoten Islands too!


Thank you Zetmen1705 for posting on YouTube
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #35 on: Mar 14, 2009, 01:03 AM »
That's it Twynkle! Great to hear that again-especially to those images-all we needed was a certain greatest ship in the world sneaking in to view!

Online Twynkle

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #36 on: Mar 14, 2009, 01:11 AM »


I thought of that too, Kev!
 - at least QE2 is on the top of the vid - & had hoped that this would justify the 'post'!

QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline caledonia

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #37 on: Mar 14, 2009, 08:57 AM »
What a lovely piece that is - it brings back memories of the wonderful day spent at the Loften Islands last June - on the cruise up to Spitzbergen. If my memory is correct that was the last occasion the QE2 visited the Loften Islands - the sun shone and the mountains and Islands were wonderful - the finest cruise i have ever been on.

Offline Andy F

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #38 on: Mar 18, 2009, 01:09 AM »
Sadly it appears Youtube has since removed the link as they threatened but a great post all the same Kev.
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Offline Avariel

Re: Songs that make us think & dream of QE2
« Reply #39 on: Mar 26, 2009, 03:43 AM »
There's always of course the Mike Oldfield Album QE2!


Until youtube removes it. I uploaded that some time back for some reason I can't remember.
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