DUSTING OFF CREVICES OF MUSIC MEMORY LEADS TO SURPRISING DISCOVERIES
On February 2nd of this year, I woke up with a powerful tune in my Third Ear. It was trumpets, horns, drums. And it was very fast. It could have been a theme song for a western movie. Or an opera theme.
“So maybe it’s both?” I speculated. “Perhaps it’s an opera tune adapted to a movie?”
The scene was repeated on November 30, as I was filming our Christmas Lights at the Rainbow Shower. Again, a powerful tune sounded in my Third Ear. Again, I had no idea what it was. Until I recorded it, and my nephew from Belgrade recognized as the “Light Cavalry” overture.
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So here is now my latest musical creation – Lone Ranger-William Tell-Light Cavalry and Carmen – joined at the Rainbow Shower in Maui.
What united all three composers of these works written between 1829 and 1875 is that they were all Victorian era contemporaries who lived in the post-Napoleonic period. So the sound of those powerful trumpets and horses’ hooves during a cavalry charge evidently echoed in all their years. As it did in mine, both then and now.
You see, I was also these three composers’ contemporary, incarnated back in the middle of the 19th century as Franz Liszt. Maybe that’s why the sounds of these three overtures mingle and still echo in my ears a century and half after they were first played. And maybe that’s why I recorded them all without any sheet music, in the same key – G-major.
So saddle up, get on your mount, and get ready to CHARGE with the cavalry at the sound ot the trumpets.
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Here’s also my February recording of the first two parts – William Tell/Lone Ranger and Carmen:
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Vingt-huit (28 in French):