Upload

Loading...

My Choice - Qrendi: Love Waltz by Carl M. Ziehrer

2,772

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Mar 29, 2012

We will tour the quaint village of Qrendi, Malta, while enjoying a beautiful waltz by Carl Michael Ziehrer. All photos by Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech.

For more info about the chapels shown in this video please go to this site:
http://www.parroccaqrendi.org/chapels...

Carl Michael Ziehrer (1843-1922) was an Austrian composer. In his lifetime, he was one of the fiercest rivals of the Strauss family; most notably Johann Strauss II and Eduard Strauss.

Throughout the period between 1885 and 1893, Ziehrer toured extensively and was a military bandmaster. His fame was such that he was invited to perform at the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. After that, in a flurry of events, he toured 41 German cities and finally returned to Vienna, where he formed an even larger and successful orchestra that specialized in playing dance music.

QRENDI:
Qrendi is a small village in the southwest of Malta, with a population of 2,600 people. The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated either on the last Sunday of June or on the first Sunday of July, with the August 15 the titular feast of the Ascension of Our Lady. This feast is popularly known as the feast of Santa Maria.

The village is very quiet, which gives the visitor a sense of relaxation and tranquillity in the narrow streets. There are no tourist cafes in the centre of the village. However the residents are friendly and will usually give a cheery greeting to any passers-by and also might say 'il gurnata t tajba' which in English means good day. And here we want to thank the many Qrendi people who helped us during our tour of their beautiful village.

On Qrendi's coastline one can find the Maqluba, an enormous karstic depression, which fell from the cliff during a storm in 1343. According to legend a small chapel at its entrance was there at the time, which must make it one of the oldest surviving Christian buildings in Malta.

There are seven churches and chapels in the parish, most of them constructed on the site of earlier structures. The first parish was set up in 1436, when the village was within Żurrieq's parish. Qrendi became a separate parish in 1618. The ornate baroque Parish Church, designed by Lorenzo Gafà the architect of Mdina Cathedral, was completed in 1720.

There are two band clubs in Qrendi: the Saint Mary's Band and the Lourdes Band. They play during village's feast period, as well as prepare the fireworks, elaborate decorations and entertainment for the festivities, and play a central role in Qrendi's society and culture.

Qrendi's firework factories, which produces the pyrotechnics for Qrendi's feasts and those of many of the other villages on the Maltese Islands, are made by volunteers.

There are two in the locality, each owned by one of the two band clubs based in the village. These are Saint Mary's Fireworks Factory and Lourdes Fireworks Factory. The latter has recently introduced pyrotechnic-musical shows, the first factory to introduce them, and have become a staple part of Qrendi's Our Lady of Lourdes feast. Work is underway to expand such displays into other feasts.

On 30th April 2011, Lourdes Fireworks Factory won the 2011 edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival.

Music is copyrighted by its corresponding owners. No infringement of copyright is meant and if it does infringe, please message me and I'll remove it.

----------------------------------------­-------------------
Our Youtube Channels are:

MYCHOICE MUSIC VIDEOS
mychoicegrech1 Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/mychoiceg...
mychoicealfred2 Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/mychoicea...
mychoicealfred3 Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/mychoicea...
mychoicealfred4 Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/mychoicea...
mychoicealfred5 Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...
mychoicealfred6 Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...

MALPEN04 MUSIC VIDEOS (Older Channel)
malpen04 "My Choice" series MASTER Links: (Music videos)
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...

MALPEN04 MISCELLANEOUS (Non music video)
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...




MALTA, MALAYSIA & OTHER (Jasmine's Videos)
jasalf5959 Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/JasAlf595...

Loading...

Advertisement
Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up Next


Sign in to add this to Watch Later

Add to