I don’t think it’s Friday anywhere in the world, but I beg your indulgence because I missed my Friday Favourites post and I have some favourites to share.
The other night, I went to the girl’s school Music Festival. They are very into the arts at her school and they have an orchestra, a concert band, a stage band, a brass ensemble, a percussion ensemble, a guitar ensemble, two choirs… you get the idea. Hence, a music festival.
It was very good. No, really, it was enjoyable. It’s a credit to their music teachers that attending these events is much less painful than you might expect. And they played an extraordinary variety of music, from the latest rap thing (himself did not enjoy it, but I quite liked it) through Burt Bacharach to Tchaikovsky. And it got me thinking about music.
Specifically, movie music. They played a medley from Titanic, which was something like this one:
Close to the beginning of this is the section called ‘Take Her to Sea Mr Murdoch’. And sitting there, in a fairly cramped auditorium at an Australian high school in 2012, I was instantly transported to the sight of the Titanic setting sail in the movie. And I didn’t just see the visual in my mind’s eye, I felt the swell of emotion, as well. The pride of all the people responsible for getting her under way, the glory of her size and newness and the swelling hopes of the people going to the new world for a new life.