Saturday, August 14, 2010



This post was inspired by Madame Defarge's beautiful post (see side bar) Tears to a Brass I
Thanks to Milady de Languor http://tobetterthings.blogspot.com/ for reminding me that the film was called Brassed Off
You may cry:)

8 comments:

mapstew said...

That was beautiful Pat. I have a great love for all types of bands, especially marching bands, having spent most of the first half of my life playing and marching in them. There is a great sense of 'belonging' when one is a part of a 'whole' coming together to make wonderful sounds. (Wishing I was in Edinburgh right now for the Tattoo!) :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

Mapstew: I'm glad you liked it. I can only imagine how great it must be to belong to a band.
The nearest I came was singing Elgar's 'The Snow' in the school choir.

mapstew said...

The most excited I've ever been at a musical event was hearing Carmina Burana (Carl Orff) live with full orchestra and choir (of over 200 singers, my eldest daughter being one!) I was in the front row, and it was like being blasted with sonic joy! It was also my first ever experience of hearing a full orchestra live, what an introduction! :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

Mapstew: what a wonderful experience. You must have been glowing with pride and joy.

Granny Annie said...

I loved this reminder. I saw the film and loved it and now I might need to watch it again. Yes, I cried.

Our family is a band family. My mom played cello in orchestra. I played saxophone in school bands. My son and daughter were both in band (trombone and clarinet) and my son's three are all in their school band (Drums, trombone and flute). The grandchildren that are not in band, all play some kind of musical instrument self-taught or by ear and all sing beautifully.

Pat said...

Granny Annie: I'm so glad this to hear about your inspiring musical family. What great get-togethers you must have:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

So beautiful, it matches this Sunday afternoon...grey, cool, still.

I'm trying to remember which CD I have this music on, different orchestra...

Pat said...

GG: what excellent taste you have;)