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Old 07-30-2015, 07:49 AM   #1
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In another thread (where it was a little out of place) we ranged into a discussion of music and flashmobs and such. I posted:

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I also seek out flashmob videos like this one. Glorious music, and I especially enjoy watching little kids experience real music for what may be the first time in their lives, and learning how very different sounds can combine.
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The solemn little girl standing there throughout, the kid on the light pole, the other little guys, all charm me completely. How could they not?

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I'll call your flashmob and raise you...



Possibly the worlds largest brass section, and an audience moved to tears.

(This could get to be fun!)
It is fun. Here's another favorite flashmob of mine, this time of children flashmobbing (is that a word?) in a shopping mall. The performance isn't perfect, but for kids that young it's incredibly good. The little girl with the huge drum is a total hoot.

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These are high school chorus kids at the Kentucky All State Chorus festival.

Each night of the event all of the kids from all of the choruses sing the National Anthem from the balconies of their hotel. All of the best voices in the state. Check out the sopranos on the last few high notes. (At least 5 distinct soprano parts.)

They do this every year, there are several versions available.

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Ah, that I've gotta save. Thanks, Wade.
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Right back at you. This is not my favorite genre musically, but it's lots of fun and I like it.





It was done to promote a bicycle race.
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That was awesome.

Forwarded it to my daughter (music major) esp for that last soprano part.

Having attended several music events when my kids were in high school, I can attest that there are a lot of very talented teens out there who can really sing!

Keep the videos coming.
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Aye, sir. Here's one that started it all. They've taken the Sound of Music sound track and dubbed in stuff that craps the music up a bit, for me at least, but I love this video anyway. Great fun!

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For many years my fave rave for flash mobbing has been this food-court performance of the Hallelujah Chorus .



I think I posted this here before ?

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I've always liked that one too. Here are a couple more Hallelejah Chorus flashmobs. You can tell I collect these things.

with the world's largest pipe organ (the Wanamaker organ)


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Yeah I put the Wanamaker/Macy's video up on facebook every Christmas.

I'm glad the Wanamaker's are wealthy. I'd hate to be poor with a handle like that. And the organ has an interesting history as well.
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I've always liked that one too. Here are a couple more Hallelejah Chorus flashmobs. You can tell I collect these things.

with the world's largest pipe organ (the Wanamaker organ)


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WoW! That Wanamaker organ in Macy's, and the flash-mob, is unbelievable! What a great Random Act of Culture, indeed! Thank you Carl. That just went into the keeper-bin!

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Yeah I put the Wanamaker/Macy's video up on facebook every Christmas.

I'm glad the Wanamaker's are wealthy. I'd hate to be poor with a handle like that. And the organ has an interesting history as well.
You're right, Radio!

I just Wiki'ed up the Wanamaker organ. Amazing machine. Slowly built up over decades. Many famous "long-hairs" have written music pieces specifically for it, or arrangements specifically for it. When you see names like Leopold Stokowski being impressed enough to write a special orchestra / organ transcription of a Bach piece for the Wanamaker and "his" orchestra, ya' just gotta know that this is something very special indeed. Thank goodness it has been preserved through its various owners for about 100 years and has a "Friends" society to watch over its upkeep.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanamaker_Organ

I don't think "impressive" is a big enough word to describe it. It is almost like they built the store around the organ... Then they kept adding to it!
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Something a little different: On Ukraine's Got Talent, a powerful presentation by Кнесия Симонова (Knesiya Simonova) in another medium. She presents her message movingly, and it's appropriate for anyone in that unfortunate country.

Soon we'll get back to music, which is happier stuff, but this blows me away totally.

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