In case it has escaped anyone’s notice, here in the UK we are having a bit of a celebration.
Let’s face it, in a period of gloom and doom it’s very pleasant to get together and spread some happiness, whether or not you agree with the reasoning behind it. So yesterday many people braved the typically British weather and went to the Thames to be part of the River Pageant and a fine sight it was too – even on the television. To amuse myself I took some screen shots during the programme and have put them together to the music of that fine upstanding English composer Handel who was no slouch when it came to producing the goods for royal celebrations.
Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks – 1749 version without strings. The Kings Consort.