Dawg tired… … notice how I spelled that word… Dawg… I wanna write something pitty and withy, but the brain cells just aren’t co-operating today.
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So… One of the recent events that has kept me relatively swamped since the end of June might be the celebration of India’s 70th anniversary as a nation.
On todays date in 1910, the first performance of the eerily haunting (and I mean that in all the best senses of the words) Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis was given in London. The work is by the British composer Ralph Vaughn Williams. The composer led the London Symphony at the premier. I’ve written on this work before (more than a year ago, now) but it stands to be repeated. A work of sublime beauty, I’ve never met anyone who knows of the piece who didn’t love it – whose eyes didn’t glaze at the thought of it’s passages… It is one of the most beautiful pieces I was ever graced to be a part of, as a member of an orchestra; and it has never paled for me since that day. Enjoy! Image found here.
Sorry, folks. … but I couldn’t resist… I tried to. Really, I did. But it just wasn’t any use beating my head against the wall. In the end, temptation won out… Happy Labor day, everyone! Image found here.