Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Introductory Page


The year 1985 was designated as "European Music Year" by the Europa Federation.
It marked the 400th birth anniversary of Henrich Schutz and 300th birth anniversaries of J. S. Bach, Dominico Scarlatti, and George Handel.
Thirty-five countries chose their own musical themes in issuing stamps to honor this 'Music Year'.

Andorra


Halevy's opera "Le Val D'Andorre";
Musical instruments

Austria


Composer Johann Josepf Fux-honoring his 325th anniversary of birth

Azores


"Folia Drum" with painted pictures of the Holy Spirit's emblems and is used during religious celebrations between Easter Saturday and the Pentacost.

Belgium


Cezar Frank and scene in "Reine Elisabeth";
Clay figures

Cyprus(Greek)


Cypriot instruments;
Clay figures playing music

Cyprus(Turkish)


Handel; Scarlatti; Bach and Turkish composer Efendi

Denmark


Musical Scores

Faroe Islands


Children playing musical instruments

Finland


Children playing recorder; "Ramus Virens Olivarum"-development of music

France


Darius Milhaud and Adam de la Halle

Germany


Handel and Bach

Gibraltar


"Hymn of Europe"-from ninth symphony of Beethoven

Great Britain(England)


Handel-"Water Music"; Holst-"The Planets Suite"; Delius-"The First Cuckoo"; Elgar-"Sea Pictures"

Greece


Apollo and Marsyas; Skalkottas and Mitropoulos

Guernsey


Violin and music notes

Iceland



Icelandic instruments: Icelandic Violin and Langspil

Ireland


Charles Villiers Stanford and Turlongh Carolan

Isle of Man


William H. Gill and Dr. John Clague

Italy


Bach and Bellini; Tenors-Aureliano Pertile and Giovanni Martinelli

Jersey


John Ireland, Ivy St. Helier, Claude Debussy

Jugoslavia


Josip Slavenski and his music "Balkanophanium"

Liechtenstein


Frgments of harpsichord lid