Friday, July 13, 2007

Tagged with Music

The easiest way to learn who I am and what I require is to pay attention to my music. Scrungy's Creator tagged me with this meme:
  • Name between five and ten songs that have made an impact on your life. I'll leave it up to you to decide how many you wish to describe.
  • Pass it onto five other people with a link back to your own post and this one as the original.

Ballade No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 23 (Frederic Chopin)
My son Andrew is our pianist. He was preparing this piece for performance (Roo was 16) when his father (my husband) died. He played this at the memorial service. Besides Andrew's performance, my favorite performance is by Janusz Olejniczak on The Pianist CD. This ballade expresses the joy and the agony of life.

The Thrill Is Gone (B.B. King)
I heard this for the first time when Neal drove me home from work in 1968. It was first time I was alone in a car with him.

Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) Op. 45 (Johannes Brahams)
I learned this requiem when quite young (in English). It creates joy and despair in me whenever I sing or hear it. I can't give you a section that I prefer because they are all so profoundly melodic and spiritual. Brahms use of cellos is sublime and perfection.

Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)
A Christmas opera that defines the season. It is not Christmas unless we play Amahl.

A Ceremony of Carols (Benjamin Britten)
It is not Christmas without these classic carols with harp, strings and organ. You must have a children's choir!

Chopin Waltzes
I love to play these.

Beethoven Sonatas
I love to play these. There are several for any mood I happen to be in.

Brahams Symphonies
You know what I mean.

Say Goodnight (Beth Nielsen Chapman )
Death is not the end. Frankie's song.

Blue (Da Ba Dee) performed by Eiffel 65
Wingnut and I love to sing this at the top of our lungs while driving on a summer day!

If You Want To Sing Out Sing Out, Moonshadow, Peace Train, Wild World (Cat Stevens)

I have to stop now. The list could go on forever but these are the highlights. So many memories (joyful and sorrowful) are here. I am listening to Cat Stevens now and singing.

So here goes: I tag:



  1. Oh I'll have to think about this one.....will let you know when I've done it but may take a day or two...especially if the sun shines!!!

  2. Thank you for taking my tag. It is true how you get to know people by the music they enjoy. You're list was very insightful.

  3. I love Cat Stevens ... what a wonderful range of songs you have listed.
    Take care, Meow

  4. It's taken me the best part of a day, but I had GREAT fun doing it, meeyauw! Thanks for thinking of me. And hey - we have a piece of music in common.

  5. Hi Meyauw - thanks for taking part. As the originator of the meme I have been following how it has propogated and have linked you back to the original post

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