Sunday, 8 September 2013

british music

What is 'British Music'?

What made the Beatles so great?
And why is classical music so unpopular today?
▶ Howard Goodalls 20th Century Greats - The Beatles (Part 1) - YouTube
▶ Howard Goodalls 20th Century Greats - The Beatles (Part 2) - YouTube

But what about the British classical tradition?




Last Saturday saw the highlight of the world's biggest classical music festival:


And we have modern classical music coming out of Britain which is popular:

John Tavener
▶ Princess Diana's Funeral Part 20: Song for Athene by Sir John Tavener - YouTube

And the British folk music tradition?

Dirty Old Town

Seth Lakeman

Foggy Foggy Dew

But we must finish with God Save the Queen: a version by Benjamin Brittain which was controversial at the time:
BBC - Last Night of the Proms - Royal Albert Hall
▶ Jerusalem and God save the Queen - Last night of the Proms 2012 - YouTube

Or, if you prefer:
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen (HD OFFICAL MUSIC VIDEO) - YouTube

Lastly, which parody of Oasis do you prefer - all in very bad taste...
Oasis vs James Blunt - parody by Stevie Riks - YouTube
▶ Spitting Image - Oasis Parody - YouTube
▶ Hitler's Reaction to the Oasis Split (Downfall parody) - YouTube
BBC Radio 2 - The People's Songs, The Ying Tong Song - Comedy and Popular Music
▶ The Mike Flowers Pops - Wonderwall - YouTube

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