Philip Glass! Philip Glass! Philip Glass!

Oh, will you look at that. Right at the epicenter of the continent’s financial crisis, Banco Sabadell, a mid-sized Spanish bank, commissioned a flash orchestra to casually assemble with their instruments in front of their closed building on the plaza and to just toss off the last, best thing the European Union’s got going for it right now, its anthem, the prelude from Ode To Joy, Beethoven’s Ninth.

That always gets me right h–oh, wait, what’s that? NPR and WQXR organized a flash choir to perform Philip Glass–and to sing a specially commissioned adaptation by the composer himself, no less–for his 75th birthday, in the center of freakin’ Times Square?

Hah, in your FACE, Europe!
Flash Choir Sings Philip Glass In Times Square []