Here’s the Legend of Zelda theme song on marimba, snare drum, cymbal, bells, timpani, and triangle.
Filed under: Energy, Environment, Fun n Games, Music | Tags: A LONG Construction Project, Exquisite Patience, Imagine the Tuning
In a Japanese Forest, — and Sung By Alien Robots.
Filed under: Entertainment, Freedom, Music, Pop Culture | Tags: Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", Street Musicians, The Glass Harp
Meticulously filled and tuned wine glasses beautifully played. Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Filed under: Entertainment, Freedom, Music | Tags: American Music, Contemporary Ragtime, Music Break
Blues, but in Ethan Uslan’s hands, it’s happy music. Enjoy.
Filed under: Entertainment, Music, Pop Culture | Tags: Happy Music, Old-Time Piano, Ragtime
Happy music, for a Saturday.
Filed under: Freedom, Heartwarming, Music, The United States | Tags: "Rhapsody in Blue", George Gershwin, Technologically Restored
The miracle of modern technology has restored to us the real sound of George Gershwin (1898—1937) himself. His singular performance of “Rhapsody in Blue” has been transferred from the original 1920′s piano rolls to a contemporary concert grand piano. Part 1: played January 1927, Part 2: played May 1925.
His first big national hit was “Swanee” which Al Jolson made famous. Then there was “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Oh, Lady be Good,” “Funny Face,” “Strike Up the Band”, “I Got Rhythm,” “Of Thee I Sing.”
His first major classical work, “Rhapsody in Blue,” was composed in 1924, a most American work. “An American in Paris,” and in 1935, his most ambitious composition, which he called a “folk opera” that crossed all sorts of musical barriers — “Porgy and Bess.” It was a box office failure, which seems bizarre today as we recognize the enormous contribution of George Gershwin to American music.
Filed under: Cool Site of the Day, Environment, Freedom, Heartwarming, Music, Science/Technology | Tags: Mesmerising., Starlings and Other Flocks, The Life of Birds
If you just looked at your W2 to find out how much your employer paid for your health insurance this year, here’s a peaceful moment. Sit back, relax, drain your mind of disturbing thoughts and enjoy. Do enlarge to full screen.
Filed under: Freedom, Heartwarming, History, Military, Music, The United States | Tags: Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy, The Andrews Sisters, The Songs of World War II
Patty was the youngest, and leader of the group, the blonde confident one. Maxine was the middle sister, whose harmonic range gave the impression that there were more than three sisters. LaVerne was the oldest, a strong-willed redhead. In the 1940s they were the most profitable and popular attraction in the country and sold over 75 million records.
They came from Mound, Minnesota. Patty was only 7 when they won first prize at a talent contest at the local Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. Their father was a Greek immigrant and a restaurateur, and their mother was Norwegian. When their father’s restaurant collapsed in the Depression, they went on the road to support the family, and came to national attention in 1937 with “Bei mir bist du schön.”
They entertained the allied forces all over the world during World War II, sang at military bases, the Stage Door Canteen, and recorded a series of Victory Discs for distribution to Allied fighting forces only, and were the star attraction at many a war bond rally. Wherever our troops went, the music of the Andrews Sisters went with them. Their music has continued to be influential, and remembered. R.I.P.
Filed under: Heartwarming, Music | Tags: "Gabriel's Oboe", Beautiful Instrument, Interlude
The oboist Henrik Chaim Goldschmidt plays Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” with The Faroe Islands Philharmonic Orchestra, 10.01.2009
I had to look up the Faroe Islands on Google Maps. I have read about the Islands, but forgotten much of what I read. Sort of halfway between Scotland, Norway and Iceland. I didn’t know they had a Philharmonic Orchestra. I’m going to have to read up. There is history I have forgotten.
Filed under: Music, News, Pop Culture | Tags: Americana, In Memoriam, Patti Page
This song has been stuck in my head since I heard the news. What a beautiful voice. She will be missed!
Page died on New Year’s Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to publicist Schatzi Hageman, ending one of pop music’s most diverse careers. She was 85 and just five weeks away from being honored at the Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy.
Page achieved several career milestones in American pop culture, but she’ll be remembered for indelible hits that crossed the artificial categorizations of music and remained atop the charts for months to reach a truly national audience. [read more...]
Filed under: Entertainment, Heartwarming, Music, Russia | Tags: Kremlin Capella, Russian Winter, Tradtional Folk Song
The Kremlin Capella sings a beautiful Russian Folk Song, with chilly pictures of Moscow in winter. The song is popularly called “The Little Bell.” In Russian Однозвучно гремит колокольчик. We posted this last year, and now it’s winter again. Enjoy.