An American Editor

April 23, 2010

A Musical Interlude (II)

Filed under: A Musical Interlude — Rich Adin @ 6:59 am
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It’s time to take a break from work. Below are some musical videos to provide a few minutes of diversion. The first is one of my favorite songs, Andrew Lloyd-Weber’s Phantom of the Opera, this time with Sarah Brightman and Antonio Banderas.

You may have already seen the following video but I think this is one of the finest renditions of Lloyd-Weber’s Memory I have heard. Susan Boyle really masters Lloyd-Weber’s music.

One more Susan Boyle before moving on. Listening to her sing I Dreamed a Dream not only makes me smile but brings tears of joy. I find this rendition most inspirational, especially when I see the reactions of the judges and the audience. A true Cinderella story.

There’s something about an ABBA song that continues to enrapt audiences. Keeping with my “opera” theme, here is ABBA performing Dancing Queen at the Royal Swedish Opera.

Let’s close this interlude with one of my favorites from the 1960s — still the finest rock music era — Iron Butterfly’s In A Gadda Da Vida.

Now it’s time to get back to editing!


  1. I’m enjoying your blog, but there some bones to be picked:

    None of my references, including the complete OED, cites any use of “enrapt” as a transitive verb.

    And while _de gustibus_ is a maxim I try to observe, of all the brilliant music that came out of the late sixties, “In A Gadda Da Vida” is what you want to hear? Sheesh. Doesn’t make my top 500 list. But, as noted, to each his own.

    Keep up the good work.


    Comment by Bill — April 23, 2010 @ 7:51 am | Reply

  2. Love the music selection!


    Comment by Carolyn — April 23, 2010 @ 8:03 am | Reply

  3. FYI: He’s Andrew Lloyd Webber — two Bs and no hyphen. As someone who has had to spell out his last name for people since before I knew what “surname” meant, I’m always on the lookout for this sort of thing.

    In fact, one of my reasons (and a small one, mind you) for wanting to become a famous writer is so more people will spell my name correctly without having to ask.

    Andrew Lloyd Webber is also one of those names that can cause trouble with editors, proofreaders, and indexers. The surname is “Lloyd Webber,” as in Lloyd Webber, Andrew. Andrew has a younger cello-playing brother named Julian Lloyd Webber. Their father was composer William Lloyd Webber.


    Comment by 4ndyman — April 28, 2010 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

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