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An evening pause: Peter, Paul, & Mary singing Arthur Sullivan’s “I have a song to sing o” in Australia.
An evening pause: “Written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings about the pain Clapton felt following the death of his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a window of the 53rd-floor New York apartment of his mother’s friend, on March 20, 1991.”
An evening pause: The finale from the movie 42nd Street (1933). Stay with it, as it gets better and better.
An evening pause: Part of an Italian show (unfortunately without subtitles), this clip shows a video of the taping session where Denver and Domingo recorded their stunning duet.
An evening pause: El Condor Pasa, played by a Peruvian flute and a Chinese E-Wu and Flute. As the youtube webpage notes, “This is possibly the best-known Peruvian song worldwide, partly due to a cover version by Simon and Garfunkel in 1970 on their Bridge over Troubled Water album, which is called “El Condor Pasa (If I Could)” in full.”
An evening pause: Four minutes of paintings by artists from the Hudson River School.
Anyone who has ever hiked along or sailed on the Hudson River knows it to be one of the most beautiful rivers in the world, a quiet wide river winding south nestled between lush green hills. In the 19th century American artists Thomas Cole, Frederic Church and Albert Bierstadt among others were inspired by this beauty to paint some of the world’s greatest landscapes. If you can find the time, go to a museum that has some of these paintings and see them in person. They show us the majesty of the universe.
Update: Unfortunately, the video that I had originally embedded here disappeared from youtube last night. Here is the work of Alfred Bierstadt, set to the Connie Dover’s “Who will comfort me?”
An evening pause: This video of the JK wedding entrance dance went viral several years ago, but man, it is sure worth watching again and again. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
An evening pause What good musicians do in their spare time, play Pachelbel’s Canon in D at 3 am in the morning, without rehearsal. Or as they themselves describe it, “The Most Juicy Canon On YouTube!!!”
The violin players (r to l): Marie Samuelsen, Andrey Rozendent, and Alexander Gilman.
An evening pause: Though this took place last week, on the fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight, I can’t let it go by, especially because it is so nicely done. Trust me, for two flute players to play a duet with one several hundred miles up in space and traveling more than 17,500 miles per hour while the other is safely on Earth is not easy.
An evening pause: Chorus by Robert Burns c1795, verses by Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine.
Oh the lights in this city are like diamonds
The street lamps, the signs and the cars
Though it’s bright in the city what are diamonds?
When they’re turning out all of our stars.
An evening pause: Because this band, Grey Eye Glances, is not that well known, there are very few videos of them on youtube. Yet, I found their 1997 album, Eventide, to be incredible. Though the video below of the song Angel shows only lyrics, it is worth listening to for the music alone.
An evening pause: A song based on the 15th century poem by St. John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz).
Upon a darkened night
the flame of love was burning in my breast
And by a lantern bright
I fled my house while all in quiet rest
Full lyrics here.