Alas and anon, gentle readers you should know that I spent the better part of last night trying to decipher the various and sundry mysteries of creating a play list and posting it on my blog, but to no avail. I just couldn't do it! Instead of giving you a list of my recent favorites I wanted you to be able to hear them. Sadly this will not be possible without help from my personal IT guys....who are not able to help me just now. So I am reduced to a simple list. I pray that it will suffice.
In my rapidly approaching dotage I find that I appreciate melodic tunes and orchestral numbers more than the loud, rousing music of my past.
I would say that I am most often seduced by music that could be described as pensive and plaintive, music that can produce a melancholic mood. Friends have called it depressing. I say it feeds my soul.
Okay, enough with the theatrics! My music closet is a mess. The light is burnt out. I can't find the CDs I want because daughter borrowed them to download for her ipod. They were returned in Wal-Mart bags....and are piled onto the shelves willy-nilly. I have a couple of favorites at work where I listen to them over and over much to the chagrin of my fellow workers. I'll do my best to share my favorites even though I am severely handicapped by my natural bent towards disorder.
I really really like this one. Many of the songs have an ethereal quality to them...mystical....
Walking In The Air is my current fave selection. You can hear Celtic Woman singing this song here..
The Glory of Gershwin was made to celebrate the 80th birthday of the late harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler. This CD features contemporary musicians such as Sting and Elton John singing Gershwin tunes. My favorite is Adler playing Rhapsody in Blue on the harmonica. Sublime! This music never gets old.
I couldn't find a clip of Adler playing Rhapsody in Blue but I did find this music clip of him playing Summertime with Itzhak Perlman here. While searching I found this clip of him playing Stormy Weather....wow!
The soundtrack to the movie Pride and Prejudice is a new favorite.
I am also crazy about Briony from the Atonement soundtrack. The tension created between typewriter keys hitting and the music is mesmerizing to me. Listen to it here.
My Internet is running so slowly tonight. I would like to add a picture of the Atonement CD but no luck getting into any websites. UGH.
Vivaldi is one of my perennial favorites. His Four Seasons never fails to calm me if I am agitated or upset. Guitar music by Jesse Cook is more upbeat and fun. Music from Schindler's List is so sad it makes me want to cry.
What are you listening to?