For six minutes a flash mob of accomplished musicians captivated a public square in Sabadell (near Barcelona) one Saturday evening last May. -- A number of videographers were stationed to record the event. -- BACKGROUND: The text of Ode an die Freude was written in 1785 (and revised in 1803) by Schiller; Beethoven completed the Ninth Symphony in 1824. -- The music was adopted as the Anthem of Europe in 1972 and the European Community in 1985 (the European Community became the European Union in 1995). -- The text of the poem, with a translation, can be viewed here. -- "Alle Menschen werden Brüder, (1785 version: Bettler werden Fürstenbrüder) / Wo Dein sanfter Flügel weilt." ('All men become brothers [1785 version: Beggars become princes' brothers] / Where your [i.e. joy's] gentle wing lingers.') ...
SOM SABADELL FLASHMOB 6 MINUTE VIDEO