Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Snapshots & Videos From Our Centennial BigBash
We have some snapshots and video clips from the Library's 100th anniversary bigbash last Saturday, May 12, 2012. They're posted on the MPL Indiana Room blog, so click the links below:
Sorry If You Missed the BigBash; It Was Fun,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Library Centennial News Beat
P.S. During one of the dancing video clips, a snippet of "In the Mood" (1939), famously recorded by Glenn Miller, was playing as dance music. The song, which was one of the biggest of the "Big Band" era hits, was based upon a central theme that Miller composed in the early 1930s. It was arranged by Joe Garland and Andy Razaf (1937-1939) using Miller's main theme, a saxophone opening, repeating series of rhythmically-displaced arpeggios accented with trumpets and trombones, and various sax and trumpet solos. It did not become a hit for Miller until 1940. It was featured in the movie Sun Valley Serenade (1941), which boosted sales considerably.