11 December 2003

My Soundtrack

It's been suggested by Don that I provide a soundtrack for The Life of Jane. I'm afraid it's not very long, as I'm still very young.

Opening credits:
The Mills Brothers, Broadway show tunes, Wagner, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Pete Fountain, various Big Bands, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Rosmary Clooney, Nat King Cole. This is what my parents listened to. The classical music was generally Sunday morning, everything else was all day every day. I vivdly remember getting some second-hand ballet costumes for dress-up when I was about six, and twirling around the room to Nat Cole's "Dance, Ballerina, Dance."

Junior High:
The Rogers and Hammerstein phase was sixth and seventh grades. "If I Loved You" especially, but pretty much everything except the stuff from "Oklahoma."
Eighth grade: started listening to KABL radio from San Francisco, and Irish stuff.
I've Got a Crush on You (Gershwin)
Why Can't You Behave? (Porter)
Dream a Little Dream of Me (Kahn, Schwandt, Andree)
My Lagan Love (Irish)
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (T. Moore)
The Rose of Tralee
Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)

High School:
Scarborough Faire (Simon and Garfunkle version)
Daydream Believer (Monkees)
Yesterday (Beatles, as if you didn't know)
My Johnny was a Shoemaker (Steeleye Span)
All Things are Quite Silent (Steeleye Span)
Rave On (Steeleye Span)
Rag Doll (Steeleye Span)
Thomas the Rhymer (Steeleye Span)
Padstow May (Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band)
Hungarian Rhapsodies (Lizt)
Heaven (Emer Kenny)
Riptide Reels (Anam)
Fiddler on the Roof Soundtrack
Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Frank Sinatra)
April Played the Fiddle (Frank Sinatra)
The Highwayman (Loreena McKennit)
All for Me Grog (Molly's Revenge)
Prelude in C# minor for the left hand (Scriabin)
Finlandia (Sibelius)
The Oceanides (Sibelius)
Grande Valse Brillante (Chopin)
Scarlet Ribbons (Jo Stafford)
Ragtime Cowboy Joe (Jo Stafford)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Andrews Sisters)

You Will Always Be Mine (Julee Glaub)
Greenhouse (album by Grey Larsen and Paddy League)
Imagination (Frank Sinatra)
Gentleman Soldier (Steeleye Span)
Puer Natus (chant)
Missa Mater Patris (Josquin des Prez)
Pesah al Mano (La Rondinella; Songs of the Sephardim and Renaissance Spain)
Istanbul (Lee Press-On and the Nails)
Hard to Say Goodbye (Robbie O'Connell)
Mariam Matrem Virginem (anonymous medieval French)
Waltzing with Bears (Geissel/Poddany/Marxen, arr. Bridges/Touchwood)
The Bantry Girls' Lament (trad, Dolores Keane)
If Ye Love Me (Thomas Tallis)
Lullabye of Broadway (Andrews Sisters)

Still listen to Nat Cole, the Mills Brothers, Ella, Rosie, Pete, et al, quite a bit. I still steal CD's from my parents everytime I go home. We listen to mostly the same stuff, well, except for the medieval and renaissance music.

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