Sound the Trumpet - Happy Saint George's Day
St George's Day
A Happy Saint George's Day to all our English readers. Put your rose martini in your hand and let's raise a toast: "To England." Now let's go about our business. We don't want to make a fuss.
Later today, I would suggest you go for a celebratory afternoon tea with a red rose in your lapel. Order some rose tea too. Am I overdoing the rose?
Sound the Trumpet
To get you in an English mood, let's herald in the day and listen to the highly talented trumpeter Alison Balsom and counter-tenor Iestyn Davies performing Purcell's Sound the Trumpet and Handel's Eternal Source of Light Divine from her album Sound the Trumpet [Amazon].In fact, every day should start with Purcell's Sound the Trumpet. Is there a more English sound than this? What do you mean Adele?