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Old 13th Jan 2021, 05:40
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Also agree with a previous poster re Silent Night sung in German!
Agree. One Christmas eve, German mate & I were in a pub in Sydney when in walks one of Whitlam's ministers at the time, with his press secretary. Mate says g'day to him and congratulates him for something. Morrison starts chatting, much liquor was consumed and somehow mate, Morrison & press secretary (with some sort of European background) burst into Stille Nacht. Despite the unusual location, it sounded pretty good.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 07:20
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Thoughtfully identified by Ancient Observer (above)

Last Post, Menin Gate, Wipers. (OK< Ypres)
"every single evening of the year at 8 pm, the Last Post is played at the Menin Gate in Ypres. The traffic through the Gate is halted, and the Last Post is played by buglers, a haunting experience in a sombre setting."
It is v difficult not to cry.
I've been there - I didn't find it difficult not to cry - I found it impossible. I broke down - (a six foot 95kg sobbing mess)
A perfect sound yes, but with this extraordinary effect ... Mind you, we'd just completed a two day tour of the Somme battlefields - a very haunting experience - so I was well set up for such a reaction.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 09:47
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Most of those I could mention have already been done, so, only one left:

Alfa Romeo V6 at full chat
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 10:09
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All good sounds*, but I think there is a difference between a single 'woody' clunk as of well oiled machinery and a 'soundscape' like a the dawn chorus

For me, in the 1st category is the solid KerKlunk from a 300 year-old long case clock as the striking mechanism is triggered as it has done a million times before. The sound of simple, robust engineering.

*All except the sound of waves on a beach - for a sailor that is an alarm that you never want to hear!
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 10:10
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Middle of the Pacific, clear skies, late at night, on deck, on my back gazing at the stars, the sound of a 20.000 horsepower straight 9 at 90 rpm.
Beat that. 😉
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 10:26
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SMT only mentioned the Alfa because it was heard once. The rest of the time it was in the garage.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 10:37
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Kings College Choir rehearsing the Carol service.
Church bells.
The first swifts/swallows of summer
A Westinghouse brake pump on a steam loco. Add to that the sight smell and sound of a steam loco.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 11:17
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Skylarks hovering over an airfield (Possibly accompanied by the faint roar of a winch engine and the whistling of the cable)

Lightning doing a full burner beat up and climb.

Last Post (Played well)

Flat Holm Fog Horn

Sailing boat shrouds in the wind

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Old 13th Jan 2021, 13:49
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The crackle and spit of a real log fire - best enjoyed in the dark.

Equally, the shriek of a high revving two-stroke through expansion chambers. Best accompanied by the smell of Castrol R!
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 13:49
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Agree about rain on a tin roof. I lived in Cairns for eighteen months and for me that will always be the sound of Australia.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 18:34
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The sound of the Bee as it travels around flower heads.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 19:44
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So many!

In no particular order, the sound of our wood and coal fire crackling when I was a kid, the crunch of fresh snow underfoot, the chit chat of men in the pub when I had to sit outside with my pop and crisps listening to it all coming through the open window or extractor fan opening, Hunter blue note, the gentle clanging of halyards against masts in harbour and the soft gentle voice of a friend in a faraway land. Dogs sniffing and sneezing always amuse me too.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 20:15
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I really like to savour the sound of my Impreza 330 burbling while I close the garage doors ............
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 21:22
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Sarah Vaughn’s rendition of “Broken Hearted Melody” ...
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 00:20
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Originally Posted by oldbeefer View Post
The sound of my 1969 Bonnie at max chat!
I'll agree with that one, they do make a great noise.
I've got a (inferior) 71 model, same motor but the first year of the oil in frame models.

I'll also add the burble of a classic Saab 900 turbo at idle.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 00:29
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Originally Posted by Widger View Post
The splitting roar of 4 afterburning Rolls Royce Olympus engines - Never to be heard again
That tells me its 10 o'clock tea break !
As BA appendices at Cranebank we could hear the 10 o'clock Concorde departure.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 09:06
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Came across something online which reminded me of a sound from my childhood in Penzance recently, "The Quarry Guns". At Penlee Quarry, along the coast a bit from Newlyn, they blasted twice a day at 12pm and 4.30pm - for kids out playing locally the muted thud meant it was time to go home for lunch or tea!
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 09:50
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As a child growing up in the early 50's, lying in bed on a still night, the distant sound of the Constellation, DC6 or Hermes climbing slowly out over the Brecon VOR, stirring my imagination as I passed into sleep. . This interspersed with the sound of the distant steam engine passing through the station. Or when I stayed at my aunt's house, the inferior LMS engines which, unlike the GWR variety, always made a clanking noise for some reason.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 10:05
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The Radetzky March, which instantly transports me back to the opera house in Vienna.
A Khachachurian (?) tune played by 40 young kids on ukeleles in the town hall in Victoria, near Vancouver
The sound of the lid of my Weber being lifted to reveal a perfectly cooked Xmas ham.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 12:07
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Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
Middle of the Pacific, clear skies, late at night, on deck, on my back gazing at the stars, the sound of a 20.000 horsepower straight 9 at 90 rpm.
Beat that. 😉
Lying in my berth, gazing out of the porthole on the old Ark Royal at night crossing the North Sea, 7 out of 8 boilers on line and going like the clappers. Only interrupted earlier by the mind numbing shudder of the "shoe" hitting the block and the peculiar jerk of the whole ship when an F4 left the deck in full burner. I raise your straight 9 with my 152,000 SHP.

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