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photoblog image Eyam Hall 5/7

Eyam Hall 5/7

This is one end of the main kitchen, it all looks very basic, one wonders how the staff managed to prepare meals for the Wright family for whom the house was built, and the washing up facilities in the foreground are certainly far different to what we are used to these days.

 

On Sunday evening a friend from my church and I are joining the choir at another church in town to sing John Stainier's 'The Crucifixion'.  I sung it as a soprano when I was a boy and have relearned it and sung it as a Bass several times since I've lived in Leicestershire.  This is the most well known piece from the whole work:

 

 

Eyam Hall 5/7

This is one end of the main kitchen, it all looks very basic, one wonders how the staff managed to prepare meals for the Wright family for whom the house was built, and the washing up facilities in the foreground are certainly far different to what we are used to these days.

 

On Sunday evening a friend from my church and I are joining the choir at another church in town to sing John Stainier's 'The Crucifixion'.  I sung it as a soprano when I was a boy and have relearned it and sung it as a Bass several times since I've lived in Leicestershire.  This is the most well known piece from the whole work:

 

 

comments (17)

all of the brass shines like a new penny... very good composition Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Mar 2015, 02:12
Kitchens might be the most changed of all rooms in the last 200 years, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure your'e right Ray, even comparing ours at home with what my parents had back in the 40's.and 50's.
This kitchen is a gem Brian! Wonderfully captured.
Brian Walbey: So different to what we have these days Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2015, 06:39
This is even more primitive than my own kitchen!
Brian Walbey: Not having seen your kitchen I'm wondering which bit in this one you haven't got in yours.
The image is so cozy-looking, Brian. I think I could work in a kitchen like that, believe it or not. smile

The video piece you shared is one of my favorite spiritual pieces of all time. What a memory for you from your boy-choir days!
Brian Walbey: It would be so different trying to prepare a meal in this to modern kitchens. I always enjoy singing this piece, and the words are so true.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Mar 2015, 06:58
My grandfather used to make rug mats like that, Brian. Enjoy your singing
Brian Walbey: Yes I seem to remember someone who made those sort of rugs but can't place who it was. I will enjoy my singing although of course it is part of a Sunday evening service not a concert which with this work makes it more poignant.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Mar 2015, 07:18
This is a wonderful picture and like you said, very basic. Love the shiny brass parts though.
Brian Walbey: Those brass taps are very fine, it would no doubt cost a fortune for a pair of those these days.
  • Richard T
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Mar 2015, 07:50
Good plumbing for the taps.
Brian Walbey: Some nice brass there Richard, hope they've got good burglar alarms.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2015, 09:01
The rug looks a little out of place.

Well done with the singing - I am tone deaf so was asked to keep quiet in our school choir!
Brian Walbey: I think I agree with you about the rug Mike. I've al;ways sang, right from a young age. I've just got an fairly ordinary voice but get great pleasure from singing when I get the opportunity, until recent years I belonged to two choirs, a mixed one and the local male voice choir.
The rag rug really draws the eye. It looks like stained glass.
Brian Walbey: Like Lisl I remember those hand made rugs from when I was a youngster, but I'm not sure if it is the right place to have it in this kitchen.
I don't suppose it had taps originally.

Enjoy your singing.
Brian Walbey: You might well be right about the taps Bill. I will enjoy my singing although of course it is part of a Sunday evening service not a concert which with this work makes it more poignant.
Reminds me of the kitchen in Rembrandt's house in Amsterdam
Brian Walbey: Kitchens used to be quite spartan places in days gone by didn't they.
I love the rough style
Brian Walbey: This was probably the height of fashion all those centuries ago.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Mar 2015, 11:12
That looks like a well used fire Brian. I remember those home made rigs too. Good luck with the choir, we are doing Allegri's miserere.
Brian Walbey: Like you I remember those hand made rugs from when I was a youngster, but I'm not sure if it is the right place to have it in this kitchen. Do I take it you sing in a choir Chad, when I was in a mixed choir we were given the music for the Allegri and although we started working on it we never got to performing it, mind you it needs a superb soloist for all those very high top notes.
Looks like a cosy place to be Brian, by that lovely old fireplace. Hope you have an enjoyable Sunday evening
Brian Walbey: Yes I could sit by that fireplace with a hot drink and a roaring fire quite easily. I will enjoy my singing although of course it is part of a Sunday evening service not a concert which with this work makes it more poignant.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2015, 16:28
The coloured mat looks rather incongruous, I think; far too gaudy for the period of the Hall? I like the bed warmers; I wouldn't mind of those for myself smile

Good luck with the choral piece; I admire your skill with that. Will you be wearing the black and red uniform? wink
Brian Walbey: That mat doesn't fit in at all does it. I'm looking forward to the singing but must remember it is not a concert but part of a service. White shirts, black trousers and a dark tie, not sure if I can remember how to tie one of them smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2015, 17:23
It all looks very shiny and clean, I really like the taps smile
Brian Walbey: Usual NT tidiness Anne, but those taps and pipework look quite new don't they.

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