Flaming June by Frederic Lord Leighton
Holiday music rules most houses until after the New Year usually. While there are many fabulous holiday songs praising togetherness, Jesus, driedels and more, I have been revisiting many a song that has brought a tear to my eye or a full out bawl. In honor of those who are talented in a realm that I am not, here are some songs that have moved many and few, took us through heartache and pain and at the end of it all, gave us something that elicits an emotion with the first note. Romance has never been easy.
Pavarotti - Nessun Dorma - One of the best arias. The longing in this performance kills me every time. Here is the translation.
Judi Dench - Send in the Clowns - Sondheim was a genius.
"Johanna" from Sweeney Todd - Beautiful.
Janis Ian - Seventeen - A national anthem for many high school girls, whether they know it or not.
Sarah McLachlan - Angel - This needs no explanation, but yeah, I've been there.
Tracy Chapman - For you - Just wow.
Enya - Only Time - So very pretty.
Loreena McKennitt - The Mummer's Dance - Talk about getting transported. Ethereal.
Sinead O'Connor - Jackie - Very sad, sad song.