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And One

Instead of just one hit wonders of classical music, I think I'm going add an "and one" element.

If Elgar's one hit wonder is Pomp and Circumstance, his "and one" would be the Introduction and Allegro for Strings or perhaps Nimrod from his Enigma Variations. The Nimrod theme was used well in the movie Elizabeth. They added a soprano vocal to the main theme and I thought the effect worked for the scene. Oh yes, there's also the Cello Concerto which was featured in the movie Hillary and Jackie.

Maybe Elgar isn't a good example because now I'm side tracked onto the cellist Jacqueline DuPre and the controversy of the movie Hillary and Jackie.

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Instead of just one hit wonders of classical music, I think I'm going add an "and one" element.

If Elgar's one hit wonder is Pomp and Circumstance, his "and one" would be the Introduction and Allegro for Strings or perhaps Nimrod from his Enigma Variations. The Nimrod theme was used well in the movie Elizabeth. They added a soprano vocal to the main theme and I thought the effect worked for the scene. Oh yes, there's also the Cello Concerto which was featured in the movie Hillary and Jackie.

Maybe Elgar isn't a good example because now I'm side tracked onto the cellist Jacqueline DuPre and the controversy of the movie Hillary and Jackie.

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When you're done with the "And One" idea, how about a few posts under the heading "Compose Your Thoughts Before You Blog Them." : )

I don't know where to start, Hillary and Jackie, Jacqueline (note spelling) DuPre, Elgar's Cello Concerto, Nimrod and the other Enigma Variations, or the Allegro for Strings.

Could you help us out with some youtube links?

July 14, 2011

Thanks for the spelling heads up.I think I got you covered with the two posts I just put up. Enjoy the Elgar!

July 14, 2011

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