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13 September 2017, 16:53
The Melodica Men have truly outdone themselves with this impressive rendition of ‘Jupiter’ from Holst’s The Planets.
In those moments when swelling brass and slow waltzing strings are met with the poignant beauty of ‘I Vow to Thee My Country’, the fourth movement of The Planets Suite is totally magnificent.
So, it’s understandable that Holst named the movement after the majestic Jupiter, A.K.A. ‘the Bringer of Jollity’.
But now, ‘Jupiter’ has gained a whole new level of jollity, thanks to this awesome melodica version. The Melodica Men impressively stay absolutely in sync, even as they seamlessly switch instruments in and out of the ‘I Vow to Thee My Country’ tune – which is no easy feat, on such tiny instruments.
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