Salome and John the Baptist
Listening to Strauss’ ‘Salome’. John the Baptist finally emerges from his tomb like cell and begins singing. The moment he begins asking about Jesus, the music turns to french horns (and I assume other low brass?) playing the most regal, kingly horn choral ever. Just brilliant, loved this clear ‘king of kings’ like music, right? Its amazing, Strauss thought of that. So as the music progresses, we get a big amen and then a moment later the music sours. Its just brilliant. If I can’t find a clip of this moment, I’ll add it.