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Soundtrack Of Your Life blog, February 2024
#1063612 added February 24, 2024 at 5:14pm
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"Where E'er You Walk" (Handel's Semele) - Andreas Scholl


Here's another change of direction - this time classical. Well, baroque rather than classical, if you're going to split hairs. Oh. So we're in a hair-splitting mood, are we? It's going to be like that, is it, hmmmm? Ok, let's start again.

Here's another change of direction - this time BAROQUE. (Happy now?)

This comes from the musical drama "Semele" by George Frideric Handel. (Who was actually Georg Friedrich Händel. But if the British couldn't deal with Georg without anglifying it to George, then they certainly weren't going to have any truck with strange foreigner tricksiness like umlauts.) And "musical drama" is apparently what it was called, and not an oratorio (which is what I was going to write until I did my homework) nor an opera. I thought I'd better be pedantic about these things, given your earlier pernicketiness about classical vs baroque. (Or, if you're in the USA, perSnicketiness. If you're going to get in a tizz about everything, I wouldn't want you to get persnickety about pernickety.)

Aaaaaaanyhoo, this is an oratorio opera musical drama about Semele, mother of Bacchus. (Which is just as well - with the way you've been nit-picking everything, I could do with a drink.) "Where e'er you walk" is sung to our heroine by Jupiter, who has a remarkably high voice, possibly induced by a groin strain due to him horn-dogging it all over the place. You'd honestly think Juno would have had the randy old goat fixed a long time ago.



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