I have a band concert tomorrow, in which I will play the flute and generally be really awesome. I'm excited for this concert, too. I really like the pieces we're playing, my favorite of which is called "Chorale and Shaker Dance," which is a variation of Simple Gifts, the Shaker Theme Song.
I like Simple Gifts.
I like Simple Gifts like normal nineteen-year-olds like Rihanna or whatever they listen to, I don't know. I'm busy making classical piano playlists so when I walk to class I can feel like I'm in a music video.
(Seriously, though, have you ever walked to class and listened to an orchestral recording of anything? It's spectacular.)
That's the Chorale and Shaker Dance. If you actually listen to it, four or five minutes in (it is kind of long, forewarning) everything starts to taste like Batman and the lights dim like Gotham City and then you get back to hyperactive Shaker Dance Aerobics and it's just lovely. If any of that made sense.
Our other songs are good too, and I think I already posted the Gershwin one, which is also one of my favorites. I might post the rest of them later, since it gives me an actual excuse to look up concert band songs on YouTube without feeling like a nerd.
I don't care.
COME TO ME, CONCERT BAND MUSIC PLAYLIST! LET US BE LIKE VIENNA IN THE 18TH CENTURY. MAKE ME FEEL AWESOME, GRIEG AND CHOPIN, YOU GENIUSES.
Speaking of, bonus Grieg: