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Sun May 16, 2021, 06:10 PM

Flashmob,"Ode die Freude" (Ode to Joy) 5:40 (My favorite of all time, It's wonderful)

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Reply Flashmob,"Ode die Freude" (Ode to Joy) 5:40 (My favorite of all time, It's wonderful) (Original post)
Stuart G May 16 OP
Atticus May 16 #1
Stuart G May 16 #2
Permanut May 16 #8
littlemissmartypants May 16 #3
bottomofthehill May 16 #4
Thunderbeast May 16 #5
aka-chmeee May 16 #6
patphil May 16 #7
Aussie105 May 16 #9
rambler_american May 16 #10
Useless in FL May 16 #11
NoMoreRepugs May 16 #12
Hoosier May 16 #13
FakeNoose May 16 #14
dhol82 May 16 #18
RVN VET71 May 16 #15
Raven123 May 16 #16
dhol82 May 16 #17
dhol82 May 16 #19

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 06:19 PM

1. Thank you! The sheer GRANDEUR of such music touches places in the heart too

seldom noticed. Misty eyed and grateful here.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #1)

Sun May 16, 2021, 06:24 PM

2. Touches my heart too. I've watched this video dozens of times.. Sometimes I watch it over & over..

I wonder if the kids in the video, who seem to love this, know who wrote it. They will also listen to this again, and again, & again.

As you watch, please note that everyone seems to enjoy this piece of music. Yes, Everyone!! The conductor, the people
playing the music, the people watching the music, (including the kids) and those of us watching this video. It is a very
happy piece of music. I heard it for the first time 50 years ago, but I listen & watch again and again. This video helps me to smile. I hope it helps you to smile too.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:07 PM

8. Same here, Stuart G..

Watched it many times, one of my favorites.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 06:51 PM

3. This breaks my heart. Thinking of all the lovely things we took for granted.

I hope we have learned to be more reverent. I'm not sure life will ever be as fun and free again and it makes me really sad. Thanks for sharing this, Stuart G. Even though it made me cry. Thank you. ❤

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 07:17 PM

4. This was beautiful

It tells me though that I am broken. This type of video would usually bring me great joy, and it did, but first 2 times watching it brought tears. Prior to the Trump Presidency, Covid, contracting Covid and 1/6, I was not an emotional person. Things like this would not have brought tears…now….I have to reword my brain that we will be ok.

Thank you for posting this and the joy it brought.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:04 PM

5. I need a tissue...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:04 PM

6. Love this flashmob video...

but love much more the Ninth in its entirety. Somewhere I happened on an interpretation of each movement and how they all fit together which gave it more meaning to me, as if it needed that. I can't listen to it without an Art Attack.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:06 PM

7. Brought tears to my eyes...wonderful!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:10 PM

9. Sound was dubbed in after obviously.

You don't get that quality of sound in a crowded, open place.

But great.
Seen it before, still brings tears to my eyes. The crown reaction, the kids, more so than the music.
The music too of course.


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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:15 PM

10. I must have seen this a dozen times

It always, ALWAYS!, puts tears in my eyes. I especially love seeing the children's reactions.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:23 PM

11. This is one of my favorite flash mob videos ....

I love watching the people's expressions of surprise and appreciation.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:32 PM

12. One word - FanFuckingTastic.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:40 PM

13. thanks you -- I needed that

It's been a tough time recently and this brought tears of joy to my eyes

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:49 PM

14. Americans are familiar with Ode to Joy, of course

... but how many are aware that this is the anthem for the EU - the European Union?
All of the countries in the EU play and sing this anthem because it unites them.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)

Sun May 16, 2021, 09:15 PM

18. Did not know that. Interesting.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:57 PM

15. Wonderful!

The little kids’ amazement and enjoyment, “leading” the orchestra, the little girl on the lamp-post, the first little girl, the crowd gathering and enraptured, deep emotion, delight, and pleasure on their faces. The faces on the members of the orchestra when they had finished. This is what humanity is/should be all about.

No, I did not cry. It was the drops I have to put in my eyes is what it was!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 09:04 PM

16. Thank you for posting. Wonderful!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 09:15 PM

17. Damn, I LOVE this mob!

Also, really love the guy with the drum rolling into the scrum.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 09:25 PM

19. First time watching this flash mob that I realized that the Bass does not carry the melody

First time I realized that the cello starts the melodic line.
Neat!

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