Best laid plans…
…for blogging a song a day seem to have been overturned by the ever evading monster ‘business’. Nevertheless the listening to music of varying genres and standards has not yet admitted defeat to said monster.
Today’s amazing musical experience was provided in the form of Durham Johnston School‘s Diamond Jubilee Spring Concert: the joy and motivation seeing a generation of young people who are passionate about making music, taught and supported by a tremendously enthusiastic and hard working music department is second to none. Orchestras, wind band, choirs, solo and duets stunned parents and friends as did the very high standard and diversity of music played: from a tremendous acoustic version of Gallagher’s Half the World Away, Händel’s Zadok the Priest and short pieces from his Water Music to William Walton‘s Crown Imperial amongst many others.
I leave you to google and youtube some of The WATER MUSIC yourself as tonight nothing comes close to the exceptionally high standard of the full school orchestra performing ‘Pomposo’, ‘Air’, and ‘Hornpipe’ and that feeling to have somehow had a small part in it by enthusiastically and patiently (and sometimes less so) encouraging my daughters to practise their respective instruments.