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Alexander Averin

Monday, 8 June 2009

The Last Post

No. not my last ever blog posting.  Just a piece of music that always touches my heart.  I heard it a lot over the weekend because of the D-Day reunions  in Normandy.


8 comments:

ds said...

I confess your title had me worried for a minute. Lovely post--very moving in its simplicity.

TIGGYWINKLE said...

Such a haunting piece. It is played here at a military funeral, and is so moving. The video is very nicely done.

Pondside said...

It's one of those pieces of music that puts one in a particular time and place - exactly. I will always think of Vimy Ridge, having heard it played there on Remembrance Day more than 20 years ago.

Pipany said...

I love this music too Cait. Moves me every time x

GreenishLady said...

Oh... I too find that very moving. My grandmother lived by the cemetary, and I remember hearing that sound come over the wall when there was a military funeral, and we'd all stop and listen. My grandad was an old soldier (veteran of the Somme), and one of the memories my mother shared of his death was that on the night he died, a fellow-veteran stood outside their front-gate on his way home from the pub and sang the last post. I find the image so haunting. Thanks for sharing that.

Exmoorjane said...

I can't listen to this without tears welling up....just so so poignant. Music can move us more than almost anything, I sometimes think.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh you are so *naughty,* with that misleading Subject Line. -giggles-

'Aunt Amelia'

Margaret Gosden said...

The paintings are lovely, but who is the artist? Its my first visit to your site. Will be back.