Tuesday, December 20, 2011

436. Overt(ure) praise

Allow me to tout Felix Mendelssohn,
Whose fame from composing ne'er dwindles.  An
Opus some crave
Has the name Fingal's Cave* --
'Twas perhaps once the dwelling of Grendel's son.

(Do high school students still read Beowulf?)

* Also known as The Hebrides Overture.  If you're old enough to have watched The Lone Ranger on TV and/or (like me) to have listened to it on radio, Mendelssohn's themes were used as background music for many of those episodes.

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