February 3rd, 2008

Missing The Superbowl

We drove out to hear the Elgin Symphony Orchestra do Saint-Saën's Organ Symphony. I love that piece. I don't think I'd ever heard it in person before. The organ played such low rumbling notes that it seemed to shake the hall.

One of symphony's melodies became a song that was featured in Babe, a cute 1995 movie about a pig.

That might have your normal serious composer turning over in his grave. But Saint-Saëns did write The Carnival of the Animals. So my guess is that he'd be okay with it.

The farmer sings and does a jig
For the little suckling pig.