last friday 31 december, at both 12:12 and 23:40 i listened for the first and second times ever, ernest tomlinson
's fantasia on auld lang syne
and i can't wait to listen to it again! but first i must find it... the version i heard on weta-fm/npr radio here in washington, dc was performed by the royal ballet sinfonia, conducted by gavin sutherland and recorded on white line 2155
. i doubt there's a western composer mr tomlison didn't quote! his work practically encompasses the entire western music canon. and it's so festive and powerful it allowed me to forget... even if only for a few minutes. now where to find this glorious little piece...