Honoring The Fallen on This Memorial Day Weekend
On this Monday, May 30, 2022, is Memorial Day. May God Bless all of the fallen heroes of America’s armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us and for our country. Without the sacrifice made by so many, we would not have the free country we have today. Their sacrifice can never be repaid, but it must never be forgotten, and it must always be honored.
This classical music blog would like to honor our fallen heroes with two pieces: First, a somber, passionate, beautiful piece that has been played at many memorials: Samuel Barber’s, “Adagio for Strings“. I feel this piece is very appropriate on this American holiday not just because of the appropriate music but also because on this American Holiday, Samuel Barber is one of the greatest American composers of the twentieth century.
Also, on this Memorial Day, I’d like to play another great piece that honors our military, “The Stars and Stripes Forever” march, from another iconic late 19th/early 20th Century American composer, John Philip Sousa, aka, “The American March King“.
Please turn up the volume for these two beautiful pieces from Barber and Sousa.
Samuel Barber: Adagio For Strings:
John Philip Sousa: The Stars And Stripes Forever: