A wonderful coincidence this morning - one which gladdened the heart of Mr B in the midst of much preparation for a busy week. Radio 3 was on, playing an excerpt from Mahler's 1st Symphony. At a passage from the first movement which includes bird-calls, our clock, which rings on F#, struck in a perfectly-timed counterpoint. If you have played in an orchestra, or even if you ever consider the complexity of such a piece, you will realise how amazing was this coincidence - not just the note being in tune, but also in time. Symphony indeed.
And we realised that the clock had been striking these chimes since long before Mahler was born - over 60 years before. Good, eh?