Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:39 PM
GliderGuider (19,587 posts)
In honour of Remembrance Day (the name given to Nov. 11 here in Canada)
Here is a memory and a sentiment that deserve not to be forgotten...
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In honour of Remembrance Day (the name given to Nov. 11 here in Canada) (Original post)
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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:12 PM
Manifestor_of_Light (20,740 posts)
1. This is often sung in England and Canada on Remembrance Day
From the orchestral piece Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar; the Nimrod variation is often sung as Requiem aeternam, lux aeterna (Eternal rest; eternal light).
The words are taken from the Requiem Mass: Lux Šterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis tuis in Šternum, quia pius es. Requiem Šternam dona eis, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat eis...... English translation: May everlasting light shine upon them, O Lord, with your Saints forever, for you are merciful. Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and may everlasting light shine upon them.......
Ihad the minister play a recording of this at my father's funeral in 2000. He was a WWII Veteran of the Army Air Corps. So I snuck some good music in Latin into a small-town Methodist Church!!
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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:17 PM
CBHagman (15,199 posts)
2. Nimrod is often included in the National Memorial Day Concert...
...held on the grounds of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. I had been looking for Remembrance Day-appropriate poems and music, and somehow overlooked that one.