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VIDEO: Flash mob plays 'Ode to Joy' in Sabadell square

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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.[1]  --  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.') ...





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