18 December 2011

5 On Friday - Brand New Edition

Our good friend Travis invented this meme. To join in, hop on over to Trav's Thoughts for an explanation, sign in and share your musical selections for the week.

This week's 5 On Friday was a progression so this post got pushed a week out of time and you get two Fridays in the same week. There are weeks that I wish had 8 days or the same day twice. Sometimes in history it is feast and others it is famine.  This day in history is definitely in the feast class of music possibilities.  On December 16, 1893 Antonin Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premiered in New York City.  A mere 84 years later on the same date, set in the same city, the premier of Saturday Night Fever made stars out of The Bee Gees and John Travolta.

Full Symphony Orchestra and movements 2 through 4 are available on You Tube

Unusual ukelele version of the hymn "Going Home" taken froms the New World Symphony theme.

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