What a wonderful start I have had to my morning. I was on my way to do a spot of food shopping and I popped in to one of our local stationery shops to pick up a card to send to a friend.
As I was browsing, my ears inevitably tuned in to the very quiet background music that was playing. I’m not sure how many other of the customers were paying attention. But I could not tear my ears away when I heard the first bars of Offenbach’s “Bacarolle” start up.
Oh what a beautiful piece this is, and although the shop’s version was purely orchestral, it was no less sublime for it. I had to keep wandering round and round pretending to look at things so that I could keep listening – no mean feat, because even though the piece only lasts just under 4 minutes, the shop is very small and I had already selected my purchase when it started!!
Anyway, here is a lovely version for you – I particularly like the fact that it is set in rehearsal and so the performers are seen in a different mode to the usual poised and polished ‘on stage’ veneer.
I hope it adds to your day as much as it has mine 🙂