The French want the African vuvuzela banned from the stadiums. Except for the efficient and devastating German side, it seems the monotone B♭ is suppressing scoring at the World Cup.
We can’t sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas. People start playing them from 6 a.m. We can’t hear one another out on the pitch because of them.
I kind of like the background noise as the young miss and I watch the games. Though you might guess as an ensemble guy I would like to see some drums and singing, too. When we watched those 60-minute Brit game replays on tv in the 70’s, my brother and I used to marvel at the singing. I bet the South Africans could expand a bit on their horns’ monotone.
For those concerned about the spreading of germs through that plastic mouthpiece, I’d like to offer my suggestion of the tromba marina. It’s a big instrument. It has but one string. I bet a convincing outdoor replica could be made of plastic. Plus, I love playing harmonics on string instruments.
So as you consider the music of soccer today, let an Italian set the tone for today’s late match with this concerto for a number of instruments, including violins “in tromba marina.”