Video of Air Force Band’s holiday music flash mob at The Smithsonian
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Video of Air Force Band’s holiday music flash mob at The Smithsonian

Visitors to The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum last Tuesday, December 3rd, were given a surprise holiday musical treat, care of the excellent musicians of The Air Force Band.   Fortunately for us, it was captured on video so we can all enjoy it (watch it below). You’re welcome. http://mrc-tv.s3.amazonaws.com/sites/default/files/videos/converted/125668.mp4 Continue reading

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The musical haul from this Christmas

  Let’s see: The complete recordings of Martha Argerich on Deutsche Grammophon and Phillips (published by Decca) A Blue-ray featuring Ms. Argerich and Mischa Maisky in the world premiere of “Romantic Offfering,” a double concerto for Piano, Cello, and Orchestra by Rodion Shchedrin and the Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano by César Franck, … Continue reading

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“O Magnum Mysterium” by Tomás Luis de Victoria

The classic Latin chant about Christmas, O Magnum Mysterium, has been set to music by many distinguished composers over the centuries, ranging from Palestrina to John Harbison.  Morten Lauridsen’s 1994 version has since gone on to be a modern-day classic and the best selling chorale octavo ever sold by the Theodore Presser Company. As absolutely amazing … Continue reading