From “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey” in Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth:

With an eye made quiet
by the power of harmony,
and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.


From Dutch orchestra performs ‘Ode to Joy’ from self-isolation:

“Musicians in the Netherlands who are self-isolating due to the Covid-19 pandemic have recorded a virtual version of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy‘. Members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra performed the Anthem of Europe from their homes. Each individual part was then added to a final mix, along with an archive recording of a choir segment. The song, part of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, has been adopted by the EU as the European anthem.” 


6 Comments

    1. Thank you! That lily grew behind my pond for several years after I moved into my house; even though it no longer appears, the photos always remind me of being surprised by new spring growth in my garden back then … and I still am! Thanks for the comment!

      Dale
    1. Thank you! I really liked the performance — Beethoven’s Ninth is one of my favorite symphonies — especially seeing how the individual musicians and instruments came into the performance. Thanks for the comment!

      Dale

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