Welcome to Thursday morning in my little corner of the world, where the air is clear, the sky is blue and the birds are singing. It is still cool and refreshing - although long hot spells take a while to get over.
I have woken this morning to changes in my life and that's fine because change can be a good thing and I have woken with an awareness as to how important music is in my life.
My Welsh heritage gives me a natural affection for music and poetry and I am passionate about both. I like to read and write poetry but I am just a listener when music is concerned and I have an eclectic taste with sometimes just the music touching my soul and at other times the lyrics bringing me to tears. There is usually music to be heard in my home at any hour of the day or night and always music in my car.
I am not a good sleeper so music often soothes me and lulls me back to sleep.
The background music on this blog is one of my favourite pieces by Edvard Grieg and called Morning and part of the Peer Gynt suite.
There are so many styles and types of music that I hesitate to claim any as particular favourites but suffice to say that Christmas music can be heard at all times of the year and that Rod Stewart is often heard. (He is 68 years old today). Billy Joel often resounds through this house along with the Classics and a little bit of country. Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra often serenade me along with other Jazz greats and other crooners. John Denver and Roger Whittaker can be heard too. Bryan Adams and 18 'til I die often echoes here.
In mentioning those few names I am doing the many others a mis-service because I could mention many many more.
I love to watch musicals and am very aware of music in film and listen carefully to the score of most films. A recent visit to the movies to see Les Miserables gave me a treat with the music there.
Felix Mendelssohn, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederic Handle and Ludwig van Beethoven along with Edvard Grieg have all brought joy to my soul and tears to my eyes.
The marches of John Phillip Sousa and the glorious Pomp and Circumstance by Sir Edward Elgar all bring me pleasure and stir my emotions.
I celebrate music and I let it wash over me and take me away to another time and place and it is wonderful to share music over time and distance with other music lovers - and there is a song for every occasion with appropriate lyrics.
Songwriters Songwriters: Fransson, Johan; Larsson, Tim Mikael; Lundgren, Tobias; Mae, Audra;
did a wonderful job in the writing of the song "Who I was born to be" and Susan Boyle brought it home to my heart and it brings immense joy each time I play it.
I could go on for a very long time - but now leave you to discover how important music is in your life - find the pieces that thrill your soul and listen to them in quiet and calm ~ play the rock music loud and strong ~ let the Operatic Aria fill the air ~ just
in all its wonderful and complex ways. Sing out loud and clear "Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas or I Just Called to say I Love You" make music a part of your life and celebrate it.
Thank you for visiting the Musings of My Heart - a music filled heart today.
Love and hugs