C’est Quatorze Juillet! Célébrons!

Stocking up on Roquefort and paté today!

Probably will not, however, be indulging with un feu de joie this evening, let alone observing les feux d’artifice other than vicariously.

Fête Nationale feux d’artifice – Paris – 14 Juillet, 2009

Part 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwkb13fIpT8
Part 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntmwWLxG2TM
Part 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0PkbwYwJxU

Categories: arts & entertainment, history, Life

3 replies

  1. I know the 1812 overture is essentially based on the French national anthem, but I didn’t realise the French could play it in celebration of themselves. Boggle.

  2. It’s hard to past it as fireworks music, don’t you think?

  3. Daniel Dennett pointed out that Sullivan’s “Behold the Lord High Executioner” is an “unusable masterpiece” of a ceremonial entry march because it’s from a comic opera. I would have guessed the same applied to the 1812 Overture for the French, but it appears not.

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