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Old 02-01-2008, 01:44 PM   #27221
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Giligan, I have a question for you. Do you know of a Pistol that fires rifle cartridges?
No. My firearm knowledge is pretty much limited to military weaponry, and a military pistol needs to have good stopping power in a compact form, which a rifle round doesn't provide. Furthermore, a military pistol has to be able to fire multiple shots quickly, as in an automatic pistol. Also, in an automatic, the magazine is stored in the pistol's butt, and the length of the rifle cartridges would make the grip too long for a hand to hold. I believe the C-96 Mauser used a modified 7.62 rifle round, (not entirely certain, I'll have to check) (the rounds were held in a magazine in front of the pistol grip) but of course it was heavily modified as no pistol could use a full-size rifle round, because besides the other reasons it would be far too large and powerful for a pistol to handle, and it simply would have no efficiency after the first shot. There are the odd experimental pistols that fired rifle rounds, of course, but because none of them were successful or made it into production, there's not much information on them.

The exception would be long-range, single-shot civilian match pistols, some of which I think may use a rifle round. I don't have any names for you, though, I'm afraid.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:57 PM   #27222
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Whatever.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:46 PM   #27224
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I pity you if you're having to sing Karl Jenkins...

Why, what's so bad about his work? I thought what I've seen of it so far was pretty nice.



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Old 02-01-2008, 03:17 PM   #27225
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I'm just being a snob, because his music is populist. It's all about Finzi.

In other news... there is no news.
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:08 PM   #27227
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I'm just being a snob, because his music is populist. It's all about Finzi.

In other news... there is no news.
Honestly? I've never heard of him before last week. And I still say it's nice.


If it makes you happy, we're singing Anton*n Dvorák's Mass in D-dur as well as Josef Gabriel Rheinberger's Stabat Mater in my other choir.



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You've never heard of Finzi? You've never heard of the greatest composer of all time?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Finzi

(Karl Jenkins isn't that bad.)
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I thought that funky little German dude from the 17th century was the greatest composer?
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You've never heard of Finzi? You've never heard of the greatest composer of all time?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Finzi
I too was unfamiliar with him. (And Jenkins doesn't ring a bell for me either, I'm afraid.) Wikipedia seem to suggest that he's mainly a choral composer. Do you have any particular suggestions for what to listen to?

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I thought that funky little German dude from the 17th century was the greatest composer?
J. S. Bach? Well if you're going to name one person as the greatest composer of all time, he's certainly a top candidate.
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Well, yeah, if you've, like, got a social life.
Sounds like you selected the wrong skills at an earlier level. You should probably restart your game and spend some of your "military weaponry" points in "social life creation" instead.
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You've never heard of Finzi? You've never heard of the greatest composer of all time?
So it's not just my wife that thinks that then.
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I too was unfamiliar with him. (And Jenkins doesn't ring a bell for me either, I'm afraid.) Wikipedia seem to suggest that he's mainly a choral composer. Do you have any particular suggestions for what to listen to?
If you're after choral music, go with "God is Gone Up", "Magnificat" and "Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice" (the last of these is a quite epic fourteen minutes long). To be honest, though, it's all about his Cello Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and the quite fabulous "Eclogue" for piano and string orchestra.
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Sorry to hear that, Mr Up.
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I'm scared.

Our precious sanctuary has been invaded by something with the typographical skills of a ten year old. It keeps using random capitalisation, garish colours, and excessive punctuation, especially vis-a-vis the exclamation mark.
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I hope you at least offered him the use of a thesaurus, so as to expand his vocabulary.
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