means 'Joyful Celebration' in the Chinese language. I have used
the pseudonym, Gabrielle Sands, and have had work published by
Life's Storm' is the title of one of my poems,
which is the main theme of my book, 'Song of
the Sea'. It is the story of the life of a cerebral palsy little
girl, me, Janet, who grew up to be a normal helpful citizen
through the encouragement of all those around her. These wonderful
people included my devoted parents, Len and Ivy Cattier: Cattier
is a French name. The Wingfield Music Club, which became a Trust,
and relatives and friends, many of whom shared her strong belief
in an 'all seeing' Almighty Creator, whose name is Jehovah, Psalm
83:18. Look this scripture up in the King James version of the
Holy Bible. I believe He sent his dear son, Jesus Christ, to Earth
as a propitiatory sacrifice in place of Adam to regain paradise on
Earth. One cannot get through life without their help.
this world, there is a constant fight against good and evil. There
are liars, impostors, and con people who live off the backs of
others. This story tells a wonderful side to life and that only be
achieved by Jesus' message: There is more happiness in giving than
there is in receiving'.
is included in my website? Having persevered in learning the art
of music and general writing, my intention is to let the public
sample some of my work. This will be in the form of small
files for my music compositions. I will
endeavour to appeal to all tastes and ages.
was able to attend Trinity College of Music. Also, I paid for many
music lessons, including composition, throughout my life. The
final achievement was gaining First Class Distinction on the Open
University's music course.
daughter, Rachael, is a marvellous artist and has designed a cover
for my book.
Wingfield Music Club at the Royal Festival Hall during the first
half of the 1970s, conducted by its founder, Herbert Gascoigne
Lyon. I believe I played the cello in this delightful orchestra
formed in 1952 to help the disabled to learn a musical instrument.
this world we're born,
Into this life we're thrown,
ship at sea we're blown,
To life's rising storm.
come into and go out
Of this world with nothing,
above we are
Like grasshoppers below,
must grasp the ship's
Helm with both hands,
To ride the
Life that is rising.
Samples of my Music
mp3 file is
an excerpt from my cello concerto 'Song of the Sea.' The tune,
Seagull's Flight, would normally be in the middle of
this piece but is not in this mp3. I wrote this tune for a friend
of mine who played cello in the Wingfield Music club. The
Seagull's Flight is preserved, along with other of my
compositions, in the Walthamstow, London, archives. This piece of
music has been heard on UK television and radio during the 1960s.
The King mp3.
(French for song). For violin and piano mp3.