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Well, here at Minor Music’s World Headquarters, it’s a beautiful Evening in June . It also happens to be the first day of summer, aka summer solstice. The way we see it, you have two choices: A. You can impress with your friends with warm weather trivia like: The word “solstice” refers to the longest […]

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If you have attended a graduation ceremony just about anywhere in the United States since the early 1900s, chances are you are familiar with Sir Edward Elgar’s premier work. The English composer completed March No. 1 in D in 1901. It is the first in a series of orchestral marches collectively titled Pomp and Circumstance […]


  Is it ok to applaud between movements at a classical concert? It seems as though everyone from presidents to school children seem flustered by that sense of, “What do I do?” In the fall of 2009, President Obama hosted a classical music event at the White House. He jokingly admitted that he relies on the guidance of the […]

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Flag Day

On June 14, 1777, The Second Continental Congress officially adopted the flag of the United States. Today it is celebrated as Flag Day. According to published accounts by Betsy Ross’ only surviving grandson, William J. Canby, Betsy was sitting sewing in her shop one day with her girls around her, when several gentlemen entered. They […]


  Francis Scott Key was born August 1, 1779 to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy and John Ross Key of Frederick County, Maryland. He was an American lawyer (and amateur poet) infamously detained aboard a British Royal Navy ship at the Battle of Fort McHenry during The War of 1812. He is probably best known for […]


D-Day commemorates June 6, 1944, when Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. This was a time when a majority of the world’s nations were engaged in what was labeled as the deadliest conflict in human history. Minor Music takes a look back at the music of 1944. These are […]