I am spending Monday writing some fresh posts but in the meantime here is some, in my opinion some exceptional music to enjoy. Mozart’s Ave Maria Corpus sung by Westminster Cathedral Choir. Also in two weeks time, trivially it is my birthday on September 11th and more importantly the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York. Sitting in a bar in the city a dark shadow emerged from the corner of the screen to collide into the second tower.
The other piece is by Samuel Barber 1910-1981 an American composer. His Adagio for Strings is a tour de force in sheer musical melody. Leonard Slatkin Conducts the BBC Orchestra on September 15 2001 in honour of those who lost their lives a few days prior. Visuals from BBC’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’ and ABC’s ‘Report from ground zero’. Apologies for the hair advert on first.