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And this. And this. And this. And Brahms.
This procession (AKA pavane) ‘for a dead princess’ may help us mourn yesterday’s horrific slaughter of princesses and princes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKkeDqJBlK8&sns=em is my favorite arrangement.
Here is Ravel’s original. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKkeDqJBlK8&sns=em
Whoops. Here is the version I love by Vince Mendoza.
A voice is heard in Ramah,
mourning and great weeping,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more.
Thanks. I am not musical, but even so, music can effectively express things when words fail. This fits the occasion.
Thanks Kristine, I needed to hear all of this today! I am grateful for your musical prowess!
Great choices, Kristine, to be sure. Certainly the Elgar is one of my favorites when I am thinking in other-worldly terms, even when it comes up (wordless) among the Enigma Variations. Warum, in the Brahms selection, is the most pressing question we are all asking these days, but I guess on these occasions I prefer the more soothing Wie Lieblich . . . from his Requiem. Thanks for the great selections.
Armand!! Why have we never talked music? Next time I see you, we will. I also love Wie Lieblich…, of course.
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