Thursday, October 31, 2019

Drink to 2018 Oregon Crusaders 'Redrum' for a drum corps Halloween

A Happy drum corps Halloween!  For the program that best exemplifies the spirit of the season, I'm sharing 2018 Oregon Crusaders "REDRUM" from Drum Corps International (DCI), which brings "The Shining" to a football field.  Watch the show concept announcement video from DCI: Here's Oregon!

Oregon Crusaders' 2018 production, "REDRUM" will draw its inspiration from the 1980 horror film, "The Shining"
Now DCI's video clip of the show finale.

Portland, OR | 22nd Place | 77.100
The following is the part of the repertoire that the corps is playing in this clip.
“Dies Irae”
Written by Hector Berlioz, Arr. by Bradley Kerr-Green
I recognize this piece because I played it in the Anaheim Kingsmen in 1978, as I noted in Talk like a Pirate (of the Caribbean) Day to musical accompaniment.  Some pieces of music never go out of fashion.

The above performance was from championship week.  Here is the full show from the Friends and Family performance before tour, which opens with "Dies Irae."

Here is the rest of the repertoire.
“Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta, SZ106”
Written by Bela Bartok
Written by Alanis Nadine Morissette
“Midnight With the Stars and You”
Written by Harry Woods, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly
“Danse Macabre”
Written by Camille Saint-Saens, Arr. by Bradley Kerr-Green
“Symphony for Organ and Orchestra”
Written by Aaron Copland
Of course, this wouldn't be a holiday video of mine without a drink recipe.  While Tipsy Bartender has lots of Halloween drinks, they don't seem to have a good one for "The Shining."  Besides, Skyy John hasn't been posting any this year.  However, Secret of the Booze has the perfect drink for today's entry, Red Rum: "The Shining" Inspired Cocktail.


2 oz dark rum
½ oz jack honey
Muddled cherries
Orange zest
Cinnamon zest

Muddle cherries in a pint glass.
Add whiskey, rum, cinnamon, and orange zest. Shake vigorously.
Strain over ice.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.  That's why I can't be all DOOM all the time.

That's it for October.  I'll see all my readers again tomorrow when it's All Soul's Day AKA the Day of the Dead.  Stay tuned.

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