Tuesday December 8th

Barrington-Ward has got a Balliol Scholarship. Personally I am delighted but I still think it revolutionary and wrong from the Christ Church point of view. However it’s the blue-ribbon of Scholarships and as a friend I am more than pleased.

Boult came to lunch and we practiced the children in their songs for Play Supper. They will be allright I think. Smurthwaite has got a nautical song with a good chorus (redolent of ‘Jacks’ and ‘tars’ and ‘ocean brine’ etc!) he amuses me by singing it with a sort of nautical roll from one foot to another and swaying his body. I fitted out Cargill and Frampton with songs and had a brilliant inspiration for the ‘Professor’ who had got a song but he thought it too ‘foolish’ to sing. I suggested the ‘Baby on the Shore’ and if he will only sing it slowly, deliberately and solemnly he will be frightfully funny.

This entry was posted in Music, School Customs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.