Friday, April 03, 2015

Music for an Easter Weekend

Two meditative pieces which go well with the contemplative nature of Easter weekend, though neither of them has precisely to do with Easter itself.

Classical violinist Nicola Benedetti plays The Lark Ascending, which she has recorded on her album Fantasie.

Julie Fowlis sings the lament/song in praise of Calum, called Do Chalum. She has recorded this on her album Gach Sgeul / Every Story.

you may also wish to see
Scotland's Music: Julie Fowlis: Every Story more about this album
Scotland's Music: Nicola Benedetti: Homecoming -- A Scottish Fantasy a different album from Nicola Benedetti, on which Julie Fowlis also appears
Lessons from an Old Lament thoughts on an Irish song often sung at this season

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Obat Pembesar said...

I like Nicola Benedetti as talent violinist, its nice to hear how she play it, especially in her georgeous albums. Thanks for your share post mrs Kerry.

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Alexandra said...

This music was exactly what I needed this morning. Thanks for sharing.

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Living Large in Our Little House said...

I love them both, but Julie literally brought me to tears. What a beautiful voice, wonderful song. You're right, perfect for Easter weekend.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Roxanne said...

I love both of these selections. Thanks so much for the suggestions.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous merr said...

Very pretty, very contemplative and relaxing. Mindful.

6:02 PM  

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