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Jenny Froude

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  • 18 May 07, 05:25 PM

Jenny Froude's son Tom survived meningitus when he was a baby but, as a result, was left profoundly deaf. Jenny wrote to us telling us the two pieces of music she would like immortalised: Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Pachelbel: Canon.

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  1. At 10:04 AM on 19 May 2007, Elizabeth Atkinson wrote:

    I've heard other versions of Pachelbel, but it's never moved me as much as when accompanied by your moving words...

    Are you the Jenny Froude who has written a book called Making Sense in Sign?

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  2. At 12:53 PM on 19 May 2007, Hazel Penney wrote:

    This piece brought back happy memories of playing the self-same tape to my first-born!

    I'd love to get hold of the tape or CD again... does anyone know what it was called?

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  3. At 12:29 AM on 20 May 2007, Michael Hall wrote:

    This was the most moving Inheritance Tracks I've heard. Even though I'm not a fan of the Pachelbel Canon, a big cyber/radio hug to Mrs Froude!

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  4. At 01:37 PM on 21 May 2007, A. Lee wrote:

    Sleepily listening to the programme whilst enjoying a lie-in, my attention was caught by Jenny's contribution. I too love these two pieces of music, but her reason for wanting to include Pachelbel left me feeling deeply touched. I shall not hear this now without thinking of their bravery. I do wish them every happiness in this life.

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  5. At 10:02 PM on 25 May 2007, Jenny Froude wrote:

    Thank you Elizabeth for your kind comments. Yes, I did write Making Sense in Sign - a Lifeline for a Deaf Child (Multilingual Matters) to celebrate Tom's first 21 years!

    So glad you remember the tape Hazel. It's called Hush-a-Bye (RCA Red Seal RK 42751) and it seems extraordinary to me now that it was compiled by Michele Clements, a research fellow in audiological medicine!

    Thanks to all who wrote about my choice of Inheritance Tracks. I only wish Tom had been able to hear the programme with us!

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