Sunday, March 27, 2016

Video of the Week: Easter - Pines of Rome

This Easter morning, listening to NPR, I heard something I'd never thought I'd hear: Respighi's "Pines of Rome" used as an Easter processional.

At first, this may seem a strange combination, but by the end it appears to fit very well. This excerpt from the tone poem seems to effectively capture the idea of Jesus overcoming the darkness of death and rising triumphantly.

What do you think?