Baltimore Symphony musicians chime in with new Ravens song
At the rate they're going, the Baltimore Symphony may change this week's program to Hindemith's Concert Music for Ravens, Brass and Strings"; Mozart's Concerto No. 27 for Ravens and Orchestra; and Mussorgsky's "Ravens at an Exhibition."
Meanwhile, BSO bassist Jonathan Jensen has written a new ditty, "Hail to the Ravens," set to a vaguely familiar tune. The opening lines:
Ravens fans all over Baltimore, Have just a single goal: To win the Superbowl. We'll watch them proudly, We'll cheer them loudly, And our loyal orchestra will cheer loudest of all!
Have just a single goal:
To win the Superbowl.
We'll watch them proudly,
We'll cheer them loudly,
And our loyal orchestra will cheer loudest of all!
The song has now been immortalized via YouTube, filmed by BSO contrabassoonist David Coombs. (Can the San Francisco Symphony's response be far behind?)
Get your rah-rahs out and chime in with Jensen and his buddies from the orchestra (Madeline Adkins, Ellen Pendleton Troyer, Ken Goldstein, Angela Lee, Peter Minkler, Kristin Ostling, Owen Cummings, Michael Lisicky); vocal soloist Mark McGrath and backup singers Wendy Baird, Dyana Neal and Jim Knost.