Sailing By

You may know that I’m involved in another blog, a writers blog with two friends; we share our own and other writers work. Today we share an absolutely brilliant story, called Sailing By. You may not know, however that Sailing By is the title of a piece of music; Wikipedia describes it: “Sailing By” is a short piece of light music composed by Ronald Binge in 1963, which is used before the late Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio 4. A slow waltz, the piece uses a repetitive ABABC structure and a distinctive rising and falling woodwind arpeggio…. played every night on BBC Radio 4 at around 00:45hrs before the late Shipping Forecast. Its tune is repetitive, assisting in its role of serving as a signal for sailors tuning in to be able to easily identify the radio station.

Here is a link to the story:

… which I am sure you will enjoy! If you listen to BBC radio, particularly the Today programme on Radio 4, you might find something extra amusing in it!

If you don’t know, the music, here we are:

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