Simeon ten Holt.

If you like minimalist music then listen to this by Simeon ten Holt. who was a Dutch contemporary classical composer. You need 1 hour 11 mins & 47 sec. I suggest  a good bottle of wine and a quiet time without distraction: enjoy !

Something happy for Easter weekend.

Alma Deutscher: Born February 2005 in Oxford. In response to her music – some people have said that one should not compose beautiful melodies in the 21st century, but that music must reflect the complexity and ugliness of the modern world. Her answer ! “But I think that these people just got a little bit confused. If the world is so ugly, then what’s…

Found on YouTube.

I thought I would wake you all on this sleepy Sunday  🙂   Her voice has some power !  

Concierto by the Jim Hall sextet.

A great jazz version of the well-known  Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo: taken from the album Concierto by the Jim Hall sextet. With a glass of Chateau Musar:  A red wine from grapes grow in the Beqaa Valley Lebanon. Please click the link for the wine & get an interesting insight into a family run vineyard that has gone through great travails keeping this…

Music found on YouTube.

Gosh…….  what more can I say. How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice.

Alice’s Restaurant.

It’s been downhill ever since……..

A Diversion: The Tallis Scholars – Allegri Miserere.

I am not sure how long this will stay – it is well worth the 29 mins spent listening and then go to the version below and be transported to another reality: I have 15 different recordings (obsession – no…  I just love music that can make one stop & listen without distraction) my excuse anyway  🙂 The extended ‘C’ is delightful and without…

The Sound of Silence by Disturbed.

I like this and for a Heavy Metal band, which is not normally my choice of music, it’s an exceptional version IMHO. The accompanying video is not bad either  😉

John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers – Mists Of Time.

And now my memories are fading Like melting footprints in the snow It’s a long time since I last listened to John Mayall – very remiss of me ……… but rectified with a complete discography being donated my way  🙂

Déjà vu……….

Simon & Garfunkel – Silent Night / ABC News Nothing else needs to be said.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

  “And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally…” Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

Hear what I found on YouTube…..

I stumbled on this … make your own mind up 🙂   And this……..

Allegri’s Miserere performed by the Tallis Scholars.

The Tallis Scholars under the direction of Peter Phillips. Wonderful stuff !    

Omar Metioui – The Oud.

The Oud played by Omar Metioui with words from the poem:   A garden among the flames O Marvel, a garden among the flames! My heart can take on any form: a meadow for gazelles, a cloister for monks, For the idols, sacred ground, Ka’ba for the circling pilgrim, the tables of the Torah, the scrolls of the Qur’án. I profess the religion of…

The need for peace & tranquillity.

  One of his students asked Buddha, “Are you the messiah?” “No”, answered Buddha. “Then are you a healer?” “No”, Buddha replied. “Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted. “No, I am not a teacher.” “Then what are you?” asked the student, exasperated. “I am awake”, Buddha replied.

Music I like.

“La nina de las flores” from La Juderia album, Yasmin Levy. I gave a girl a flower And I called her the flower girl Thus, for many years His head was adorned And I smelled her scent And one day the girl disappeared And I knew I would not see her any more And in the middle of the road I saw a flower…

Radio Luxembourg on the wireless.

     Radio Luxembourg on the wireless – now that takes me back 🙂