Festival Fireworks Concert

The Festival season in Edinburgh ends with the Festival Fireworks concert – 45 minutes of fireworks over the castle set to music.  It is always spectacular, and this year was no disappointment.  We got a lovely evening for it, mild and dry, so had a picnic in the gardens while we waited for the sun to set and the fireworks to start.

The programme of music for 2012:

Walton Orb and Sceptre
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)
Walton Suite from Henry V (excerpts)

The “Dance of the Knights” from Romeo and Juliet was one of the most memorable pieces – it felt very appropriate to see battlements ablaze to such a dramatic piece.  I also liked the very delicate green fireworks that accompanied the Fantasia on Greensleeves.

As it was a visual spectacle, I’ll let some of my snapshots do the remainder of the talking:

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