Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Music

This filmstrip apparently was part of a "music appreciation series."

Well, they got that right.

Undoubtedly one of the most moving pieces of music I've ever heard. By the time we're falling down and in and up and through the maelstrom of strings and horns in the final measures prior to the cock crowing I know what desperation there can be in the immediacy of life and how stalwart the assertion of my claim on it needs to be.  These spirits so gracefully celebrate and unfetteredly gorge themselves on what once was that they challenge the very wrought iron ramparts that border their shrouded, provisional world.  Perhaps on this listen they will indeed break through ... if not then they've certainly demonstrated that they deserve another listen to try again.

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