CLMR
between the desire and the spasm
A. INTJ. companionably reclusive and socially unacceptable; inescapably imperious but emotionally absent; chronically craving and unremittingly remote; and vicariously versed in all manner of vice.


Dreaming of Spires: An Ode to Oxford

Of languid summers and gated quadrangles; of gothic arches and stoned walls; of ink on fingertips and stolen kisses in the library; of shaded picnics and butterfly nets; of fleeting ecstasy and melancholic ruminations; of snow upon sills and elbows upon desks; of furtive rendezvous' and failed exams; of wise old wine and weeping willows; of interwar innocence and forgotten friends; to Brideshead and Blackwell's; to battered novels and broken whispers; to the folly of youth and the ache of remembrance.



i / david arnold - running in the garden (first sight)
ii / adrian johnston - the lido (city of spires)
iii / the miller brothers - life is just a bowl of cherries ("isn’t it grand?")
iv / angelo badalamenti - caitlin’s theme (fancy dress party)
v / rachel portman - i might have (the bodleian)
vi /  james newton howard - newcastle (to the river!)
vii / shaun davey - the reluctant duellists (fencing lessons)
viii / marius de vries - in the library (confession in the astronomy section)
ix / jorge arriagada - bonbon waltz (michaelmas ball)
x / holst - gigue from ‘st paul’s suite’ (oxford vs. cambridge!)
xi / philippe rombi - inspiration (no telegram today)
xii / raphael beau - train bleu (riverside feast)
xiii / benny goodman & his orchestra - if i had you ("not terribly sober, darling")
xiv / henry purcell - hornpipe in d minor (late!)
xv / niall byrne - a partial view (midnight in the chapel)
xvi / w.a. mozart - non vieni del tardar from ‘le nozze di figaro’ (the portrait)
xvii / choir of new college, oxford - faure medley (“pie jesu & ave verum corpus”) (evensong)
xviii / mychael danna - the real world (goodbye…for now)
xix / noel coward - the party’s over now


8tracks | download | (the cambridge companion)

Dreaming of Spires: An Ode to Oxford

Of languid summers and gated quadrangles; of gothic arches 
and stoned walls; of ink on fingertips and stolen kisses in the
library; of shaded picnics and butterfly nets; of fleeting ecstasy
and melancholic ruminations; of snow upon sills and elbows
upon desks; of furtive rendezvous' and failed exams; of wise
old wine and weeping willows; of interwar innocence and forgotten
friends; to Brideshead and Blackwell's; to battered novels and
broken whispers; to the folly of youth and the ache of remembrance.

i / david arnold - running in the garden (first sight)

ii / adrian johnston - the lido (city of spires)

iii / the miller brothers - life is just a bowl of cherries ("isn’t it grand?")

iv / angelo badalamenti - caitlin’s theme (fancy dress party)

v / rachel portman - i might have (the bodleian)

vi /  james newton howard - newcastle (to the river!)

vii / shaun davey - the reluctant duellists (fencing lessons)

viii / marius de vries - in the library (confession in the astronomy section)

ix / jorge arriagada - bonbon waltz (michaelmas ball)

x / holst - gigue from ‘st paul’s suite’ (oxford vs. cambridge!)

xi / philippe rombi - inspiration (no telegram today)

xii / raphael beau - train bleu (riverside feast)

xiii / benny goodman & his orchestra - if i had you ("not terribly sober, darling")

xiv / henry purcell - hornpipe in d minor (late!)

xv / niall byrne - a partial view (midnight in the chapel)

xvi / w.a. mozart - non vieni del tardar from ‘le nozze di figaro’ (the portrait)

xvii / choir of new college, oxford - faure medley (“pie jesu & ave verum corpus) (evensong)

xviii / mychael danna - the real world (goodbye…for now)

xix / noel coward - the party’s over now

8tracks | download | (the cambridge companion)


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