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Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Proms on iPlayer

Suffering from sensory deprivation as I do, I have a tendency to burst into tears at inappropriate moments.

Tonight's first occasion was during the Proms' Battle of the Big Bands, at a point during "It don't mean a thing" where the camera panned to show people in the circle of the Albert Hall dancing.

The second was during a performance by the Hallé Orchestra of Berlioz' overture, Le Corsaire, specifically the moment towards the end where the tuba and trombones blast out descending arpeggios, then scales..

Baaam ba baam baam baaaaam!    
Baaam ba baam baam baaaaam!
Ba ba baam ba ba ba ba baaam!

I'm sure you get the picture. If you know the piece you know the part I mean.

Sheer magic!

Oh, look, someone has put it on YouTube. The moment is at about 7 minutes in.

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