Sunday, September 17, 2006

Fabulous Fireworks at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens fireworks and fountain display has reached new heights this year. We saw them a few weeks ago, and I was a able to take some pictures with my crappy Treo camera. They seemed to take extra care and artistry this year in timing both the flash and the sounds of the fireworks with the music. The fountains looks ethereal as always, and appeared to have added colors.

One of the most moving parts of the evening was when the fireworks were accompanied by a tune that you might recall from the movie Babe. The main 'theme' (heard in "If I Had Words") from the film is taken from the Maestoso movement in Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3 for Organ.

Remember James Cromwell singing to Babe, the pig, when he nursed Babe back to health. That was the song. James Cromwell was nominated for best supporting actor for his role in that film. Best supporting actor to a pig! He also studied acting at Carnegie Mellon, my alma mater.

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