I love this showstopper by the Cory Band.

Particularly –

  • The reaction of the choristers
  • The fantastic cornet solo
  • The tempo – the one P.D.Q. Bach described as me un pipistrello fuori dall’ inferno [Like a Bat out of Hell]

And of course the joy on the face of the conductor. We should all aspire to enjoy our jobs as much as he is!

This is sort of the tempo I was striving for but never managed to achieve all the time in Argonotes. We’d kid that our motto was Faster + Louder = Better but I think that might actually be true in this piece.