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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:39 PM

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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Reply In honour of Remembrance Day (the name given to Nov. 11 here in Canada) (Original post)
GliderGuider Nov 2012 OP
Manifestor_of_Light Nov 2012 #1
CBHagman Nov 2012 #2
On the Road Nov 2012 #3
GliderGuider Nov 2012 #4

Response to GliderGuider (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:12 PM

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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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:17 PM

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.

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Response to GliderGuider (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:48 AM

3. And This Recent One:


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Response to On the Road (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:07 AM

4. You may have missed my point

To quote the bard, "I come not to praise Caesar, but to bury him."

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