The Music of Politics

It was an unexpectedly amusing moment when Cameron was caught ‘humming’ to himself as he went back into No.10 after announcing his handover to Theresa May, unaware that his microphone was still open.

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Even more entertaining was the rapid reaction of a bunch of savvy composers, some of them in response to a challenge by ClassicFMSeveral took his doo-doo-ing as a four-note motif à la Bach – my favourite has to be Gabriela Montero’s keyboard improvisation:

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while John Denno produced a full blown orchestral Lament in C minor:

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A couple of other examples can be found on the classical music blog JDCMB but the funniest by far, because it uses the occasion for a sharp musico-political parody, is ‘David Cameron Unveils “EVIL TORY THEME TUNE”’ from Chris Hollis. Enjoy!

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