The news today is that the recording of Bach’s Prelude Number One went like a dream and is there on the new Moonlight page to add a new dimension to this site.
Mr Ray Turner of Lancaster Film Makers’ Co-op kindly filmed this video, had it ready for today and took the photographs, creating a special moonlight effect so a big thank you goes to him.
You will notice if you visit the new page that Bach’s magnificent piece of music has a ripple effect like running water and seems so appropriate to represent the streams, lakes and rivers of the Lake District that Arthur Ransome loved so much and the life on the ocean wave or river lifestyle that was so central to him as a man.
It is also appropriate to the amazing characters in his novels and their adventures.
Yet we must not forget that Wilde also was a keen sailor. He visited the Worthing regatta a year before his disastrous trials and enjoyed trips on the water.
Bach’s masterpiece also reflects the mood of the age in which these writers lived, its triumphs and tragedies.