søndag 18. desember 2011

Erik's musical Advent calendar: Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry

Although the music video for Jona Lewie's fantastic "Stop The Cavalry" (1980) is set to the trenches of the First World Was, where the fighting troops actually had a short ceasefire on Christmas Day, the song's narrator is according to Lewie, "a bit like the eternal soldier at the Arc de Triomphe". It's an anti-war anthem, with a joyful melody based upon a theme from Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 by Hugo Alfvén, while the major musical elements of the song are borrowed from Mozart's Rondo in D Major, K382. A lot of trivia there for you which I'm sorry about, but what a song. It's a true Christmas classic in window 18 of Erik's musical Advent calendar. Hope you like it!

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