We sniff with disapproval on the music associated with Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee.
Elton John and Paul McCartney, indeed.
We would prefer Sir Edward Elgar.
That music brings a bygone era to life, is what I love about it. What we love about it! Today I am using the royal We. You sense the fuss and excitement and then suddenly it broadens into this thrilling march.
There is also George Frederick Handel.
Or I will offer my earworm of today, "Jupiter" from Gustav Holst's "The Planets." I heard that at the Mass I went to Sunday and I could not get it out of my mind. They made the noble melody into a hymn which I sang with gusto. But after that I was stuck with it!
Listen to that. That sounds good, even after a couple of days on my brain. Why not use that instead of Paul McCartney and whoever?
Why didn't anyone call me?
The Royalty has their brand to consider.
Do not bow to the times!