Tone Poem Tuesday

This is a cool video realization of one of my favorite marches of all time, the “Children’s March” (subtitled “Over the Hills and Far Away”), by Percy Grainger. It’s one of those videos that allows you to follow along with the shape of the music. These are always fun to watch and use to appreciate the structure of a musical work. As for the Children’s March itself, its mood shifts and changes, starting off in jaunty fashion but occasionally becoming stormy or pensive, all the while maintaining a healthy sense of a child’s optimism as he or she sets out on the path to Adventure.

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