Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 2018: Annual Independence Day Concert - Washington National Cathedral

  1. #1
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso wljmrbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Taylors, South Carolina, USA
    Posts
    3,130

    2018: Annual Independence Day Concert - Washington National Cathedral

    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

  2. #2
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso John Watt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Welland, Ontario, Canada, mid Niagara Peninsula, between Great Lakes Erie and Ontario
    Posts
    3,285
    Oh... oh... the sound of music... something that's been appropriated for empiric use since their beginnings.
    This global forum does make me restrain myself, as being in Canada, too close to their border.
    so I'm going to only be as real as I can be, growing up with everything American you can see.
    The rest of the world can only wish that The United States of America can become truly independent,
    and leave the rest of the world alone.

    Now I will listen to this video in case someone else accuses me of going off topic.

    It sounds like a trumpet player is giving it away before the band starts playing.
    He probably would have been a lead guitar player in the seventies,
    before synthesizer players started making more strange, compelling sounds.

    For a Washington Cathedral Independence Day celebration,
    the orchestra and choir are smaller than I would expect.
    So is the amount of time this video is taking before they start playing.
    Izzat Krummhorn sitting there with his wife?
    What's with the black shirts and red ties, nothing red, white and blue?

    Oh... they're starting with music that was used as a television theme song... a western.
    Unless it was Dallas... something from Texas. That could be the sound of cannons...
    It's imposing, the cannonading continues... I'm thinking Alamo... Gettysburg... Shenandoah...
    knowing so much history from the Antiques Roadshow.
    I can see why the trumpet player was hot to get off some riffs... they're not in his sheet music.

    The speaker, Mike MacArthy, had a red tie and white shirt with a black jacket.
    If this black was a protest about serial killers and school shootings... I doubt it.
    I guess he was expecting a military choir but couldn't get any to participate,
    so he invited this choir instead.... yeah... a flag waving choir.

    "Let's be creative here. How many of you have flags emblazoned on your clothing,
    please stand up".
    This, after asking to show flags when so very few did. He still has some Scots in him.
    He's saying the organ was going full throttle, a sonic experience unusual for this church.
    He asked the organist to play some notes and then asked if he has a mike so he can talk,
    but he didn't.
    Oh! This organist is leaving to become a priest... is there a gig here?
    I have to like those socks, looking more like a quilt than what my mother used to knit.
    Once you get used to wearing tartan it's hard to stop.

    Now he's saying you probably don't know the folks around you,
    so greet them, shake their hand, free free to cross over the aisle, as if Reps and Dems do that,
    but it's happening here, asking them to do that before singing the National Anthem.

    Hosea, can you see, over the wall they built for us...
    time for me to go....

  3. #3
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso John Watt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Welland, Ontario, Canada, mid Niagara Peninsula, between Great Lakes Erie and Ontario
    Posts
    3,285
    That was sixteen minutes of my life.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: Dec-26-2017, 05:00
  2. Annual Independence Day Concert at Washington National Cathedral
    By wljmrbill in forum Classical Music Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jul-09-2017, 17:54
  3. July 4th, 2016: Annual Independence Day Concert-Washington National Cathedral=link
    By wljmrbill in forum Community Center and Chat Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Jul-11-2016, 17:43
  4. Annual Independence Day Concert from Wahington National Cathedral-live webcast
    By wljmrbill in forum Community Center and Chat Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Jun-24-2016, 02:38
  5. Video of Great Organ-Washington National Cathedral
    By wljmrbill in forum Pipe Organ Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Sep-16-2010, 17:47

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •