Alex Firbo is only 10, but has already had to face challenges in his young age many never have to. Alex is almost completely blind, but with that blindness also came an incredible voice, and he was finally given a proper chance to display that voice for all to see in this Romanian talent competition. He did not disappoint. His performance of \’My Way\’ by Sinatra left very few dry eyes in the crowd.
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Ever wonder how they did the music for The Good, the Bad & the Ugly? Unquestionably the best western ever made.
It is so cool to see how it was made after all these years.
For those still caught in the ’60s groove — this is the answer to how that magnificent theme tune came about…wait till the guy whistles!!!
THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN
Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist.
Here is Taps played in its entirety. The Original version of Taps was called Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801. It was rather lengthyand formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps.
Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet, the original was played on a bugle.
Happy New Year
(Takes a mo to download, but it is worth the wait….)
(ALL PLEASE STAND FOR THE MINI HORN SECTION)
Fresh from recording all 205 National Anthems played at this summer’s games.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra teamed up with MINI for one more performance.
All stand please for conductor Gareth Newman and the London 2012