Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Blogging from The Proms


Sitting here in the Royal Albert Hall waiting for one of the Proms to start:

I rarely get to see live music and so every year always try to make it to at least one of the Proms. Like music that’s used in films etc. – couple of years back there was an excellent set from British films – absolutely superb. My particular favourites are:

Starting commentary about the Carry on Films from Richard E Grant. I think this summarises British humour and the use of innuendo being acceptable – even in a public environment like this (4:30 into this video):

Famous scene when Barbara Windsor walks through the hospital (1:42 into this video):

This year its MGM film music.

I really like the tuning up (I’m sure there’s a proper name for it) that you always have in an orchestra, I guess it’s the fact that it sounds fairly chaotic random noise and then quickly transforms into something that sounds the total opposite…

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