...sometimes lead to an interesting combination!!
I am very excited because my mum is coming to stay this week. We've been looking forward to the event for a good month or so. I even got carried away and prepared to go and meet her a day early...silly me.
I thought I'd write a little post about anticipation and wanted to use a piece of music that sums up that wonderful, increasingly exciting feeling that is anticipation. For me, Handel's Zadok the Priest does it for me every time - it just gets that 'P' Spot.
So off I poddled to YouTube to find the best version - of the ones available, I liked the one by the Academy of Ancient Music, with Kings College Choir, conducted by Stephen Cleobury*. But I couldn't embed it. Nor the one by Yehudi Menuhin ....or for that matter anyone else at all no matter what I did. I was met by frustration after frustration as the message came up that the content belonged to EMI and could only be seen on YouTube.
So I searched more widely and was rewarded by this lovely Flashmob version that Classic FM arranged to celebrate its 20th birthday - in a supermarket. Whilst it really doesn't convey the sense of 'anticipation' that I had intended to deliver, it is quite charming and well done under the circumstances.
Hope you will bear with me on this one and see that I too have done my best under difficult circumstances!
And now I'm away to enjoy quality time with my mum - when I've worked out exactly when I need to meet her at the airport!
*You can hear this version on YouTube here