As a boy Johann Kuhnau had a lovely voice and a strong turn for music. He was put to the Kreuzschule at Dresden about 1669, where he became a Rathsdiscantist, and obtained regular instruction in music. On the breaking of his voice he worked the harder, and in addition to his music learned Italian. The plague in 1680 drove him home, but Geising was no field for his talent, and he went to Zittau and worked in the school, till the excellence of a motet which he wrote for the Rathswahl, or election of the town council, procured him the post of Kantor, with a salary on which he could study at leisure. He began by lecturing on French.
Johann Kuhnau’s next move was to Leipzig, in 1682, whither his fame had preceded him, and in that city of music he cast anchor for the rest of his life. In 1684 he succeeded Kühnel as organist at St. Thomas’s. In 1688 he founded a ‚Collegium Musicum,‘ or set of concerts. At the same time he was studying law, and qualified himself for the rank of advocate. In 1700 he was made musical dircotor of the University and of the two principal churches, and in 1701 Kantor. After this no further rise was possible.
A while back i proposed the idea of creating an extended edition of ‚The First Question‘, this new cut would feature new additional scenes to expand upon the original. Before piecing the video together, i looked closely at previous comments and feedback about what could be included in the cut, this included a stronger insight into the show’s exploration of loss and death as well as different companions, enemies and various other elements. In this cut, i have tried to keep in trend with the original, striking a balance between all eleven doctors. This video isn’t intended to replace the previous version, but instead expand upon the show’s legacy. Given the fact that the run-time for the video lasts 7:06, its hard to conceive as a ‚trailer‘ but none the less it works as a kind of tribute. For those wishing to view the extended scenes only, the clips begin at 2:36 and conclude at 5:04. Many thanks for all of your continued support, hope you all enjoy ! Both the original and extended versions of the mix used in this trailer are available for download at the following links:
Big movie-style trailer for the grand finale of Blakes 7(BBC 1978 1981). Lots of things explode.
The music was used in the trailer for the new JJ. Abrams Star Trek film. Thought it would be a bit of a challenge applying it to a (nearly) thirty year old British sci-fi series. Would love to get my hands on some decent 3D software and re-do some of the effects. Anyhoo…
Hope you like.
PS. A LOLLIPOP GOES TO THE FIRST PERSON WHO CAN TELL WHERE THAT FIRST SHOT OF THE LIBERATOR IS TAKEN FROM. Hint: It’s not from the Blake’s 7 DVD menus. 🙂