A colleague of William Hong wrote:
>The classically-minded among us may have noted a new TV ad for Microsoft's
>Internet Explorer e-mail program which uses the musical theme of the
>'Confutatis Maledictis' from Mozart's Requiem. 'Where do you want to go
>today?' is the cheery line on the screen. Meanwhile, the chorus sings
>'Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis,' which translates to 'The
>damned and accursed are convicted (consigned?--Bill H.) to flames of hell.'
>Good to know that Microsoft does its research..."
All this brings to my superb business mind a new and brilliant idea, which
I will share liberally with my fellow subscribers: The Software Music
Consultant & co. I think one could make a lot of money by suggesting Bill
Gates (or similar, but I think he has problems now because there's no
"similar") new musical curtains for all Microsoft's programs. Here goes
1) Windows2000 (opening): Berlioz, "Symphonie Fantastique" (IV. "Marche
2) Microsoft Access: Mozart, "Don Giovanni" (air: "Madamina, il catalogo
3) Ms Power Point: Haendel, "Messiah" (Recitative: "All they that see
him, laugh him to scorn")
4) Ms Combat Flight Simulator: "Messiah" (air: "Thou art gone up on
5) Microsoft Users page: Richard Strauss, "Ein Heldenleben".
Other suggestions are welcome (to my own profit, of course).
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