Friday, May 06, 2011

Picture puzzle

After yesterday's chillingly bad Michael Jackson statue, another Thames and music post, this time a picture puzzle.

Who's the composer?

7 comments:

ChrisP said...

That's Hammersmith Bridge, so the composer would be Holst, who wrote 'Hammersmith' for military band while he was a music teacher at St Paul's School. Ironically, it would be near impossible for a military band to play 'Hammersmith' while marching over the bridge, because they would have to break step to avoid destroying it (so the legend goes, anyway).

tillerman said...

What Chris said.

my2fish said...

What Tillerman said.

JP said...

Indeed - not sure Chris if you managed to see that BBC4 documentary on him recently? Very interesting, and worth catching on iPlayer if you didn't.

For those wanting extra bonus points, in which nearby pub was Holst inspired to write his "Hammersmith" suite?

Baydog said...

Hammersmith Bridge Pub, of course!

ChrisP said...

Nobody else know? It was the Blue Anchor (it is said, though I think Holst was known to visit other pubs too).

JP said...

Thanks Chris, yes the Blue Anchor (or at least that's the one that claims that title)