Friday, November 17, 2017

homage to Brian Keane (composer who did theme to Ric Burns' NYC doc)...

...and sort of by surprise, to our country.

the "sort of by surprise" part: seized as I was last night (having bumped into a YouTube recording I did some years ago) by the melody/main theme of Ric Burns' wonderful documentary on NYC - and grateful to Brian Keane, the composer who created it - I emerged from playing it here feeling like I had a clearer idea of the kind of excellence to which this country of ours has it in it to bring form. This melody fuels that sense.

Reed says it's sort of half-Irish and half-Elgar. Which also contributes to it being American. We melt everything we got into the pot.

'God' bless the America that can do this.


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