Music Moments

Oh, how I love music. Classical music. Folk music. World music. Celtic music. Some contemporary music.

Have you ever had one of those music moments where your face flushes and your hair almost stands on end because you get a rush of warm-and-tingly all over? It is an incredible experience. I am grateful for the Bose speakers in my car. Playing it loud so I don’t hear the road doesn’t distort the sound. So, as I was on my way to work this morning, the local classical station played “Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Like a dream, undecipherable foggy images of a movie kept trying to play on the stage of my mind. Yet, I couldn’t place it. The feelings were sadness, respect, grandeur. Was it an epic film? One like Spartacus? Ben Hur? I kept trying to place the music in a pictorial setting, with no success.

I got to the office and looked it up. AH!!! It turned out to be one of my very favorite movies. “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”. Wonderful! That movie has an incredible soundtrack to it.

Have you ever noticed that when you get all “artsy”, the other arts become so intertwined in your soul? I have a profound appreciation for Art, Sculpture, Music, the Written Word. I can see why music can be such an inspiration for authors.

Here is a great link on wikipedia. You can even hear part of the score which gave me goosebumps.




Music Moments — 2 Comments

  1. My mom and sister and I used to lay on the living room floor together and listen to classical music, then tell each other the stories we were seeing in our minds. We’d make up grand faery tales to music, and weave it together till the music was over.

    Now I can’t help but see pictures when I listen to music – and I can’t write without my own little soundtrack going on in the background.

    Amazing the power of music, isn’t it?

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