Sleep was proving elusive. Now, I read this blog post recently
"You can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. Put your mp3 player, or whatever, on shuffle and list the first ten songs, and then tag 10 people. Rule: No skipping."
Their list of songs was meaningless to me. I hadn't heard of any of them.
And I'm not going to tag 10 people. But if you would like to have a go, you are welcome share the consequences in the comments. (That's two sentences in a row begun with conjunctions, heheheh)
Here's my list - and I'm very proud of having remembered it, as I didn't want to wake BB by switching on the light;
- Samuel Goldburg and Schmuyle from "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky
- Prelude and Fugue in C minor from "The Well-Tempered Clavier" by Bach, played on a harpsichord
- The Lord's Prayer by Cladwell, sung by the choir of Tewsksbury Abbey, from their CD "Paternoster"
- "Going Home", a traditional spiritual, sung by "Cantabile", a male vocal quartet, from the CD "Lullabies and Goodbyes"
- Variation no 1 from "The Goldberg Variations" by JS Bach, played by Glen Gould on piano
- "The Reel of Whirlie", tradidional Scottish tune, played by Lauren McColl, from her album "When Leaves Fall"
- Paternoster, by Palestrina, sung by the choir of Tewsksbury Abbey from the same CD as The Lord's Prayer
- "Wet and Windy", by Sarah Watts, from her Tutor Book "Red Hot Recorder". Surprisingly effective in spite of only using notes A and B.
- Variation no 1 from "The Goldberg Variations" by JS Bach, played by Frederick Haas on harpsichord - well, that was a surprise!
- "As Torrents in Summer" by Elgar, another surprise, "Cantabile" again, from their CD "Songs of Love and War
At this point I switched the mp3 player off and mulled over the music I had been listening to - all very, very familiar except the two versions of the Lord's Prayer - I have listened to that CD quite a number of times but only a few of the tracks have made a lasting impression so far.
I might try this again another night... but I am a little hesitant, because I remember how the first time ever that I borrowed my daughter's mp3 player for a long journey, I couldn't work out how to stop it from playing random bits of music. So a Debussy Etude was immediately followed by "I'm A Believer" from Shrek, and then maybe my ears would suddenly be filled with Mozart - all a bit too sudden for me.