Monday, January 26, 2009

Stirring Music

If you can get over the sight of conductor Mark Elder dressed in what looks like a chef's jacket as he leads the orchestra at the last night of the Proms in 2006, then this music should get you up and going. On the other hand, especially with the short homage to the Queen's 80th birthday, one may be overcome by memories of colonial oppression and other misbehaviours. My main thought is usually my poor mother, who lives across the road from Hyde Park, and a couple of blocks down the road from the Royal Albert Hall.

PS I would have posted "Jerusalem", except that it would make me cry and Youtube wouldn't let me.

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