My music of Y will be very simple, only two songs. One holds a very important place in my heart and the other is some of my favorite writing music.
1. "You'll Never Walk Alone"
When you look for a video of this song, you get quite a variety ranging from its original form as a show tune, to modern era football stadiums in Europe. In my mind, however, this song takes me right to my father's funeral. Initially in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, the clip below is the movie's end where the dad comes back to see his daughter's graduation, and then saw his wife. He made sure they were both okay, and then walked off to the afterlife.
Another fun fact! As soon as I find a font I like, I will get a tattoo around my left wrist that reads: "When you walk through a storm / Hold your head up high". There's more to it than song lyrics, but you get the idea.
2. Yo-Yo Ma
On a whim at my local Half Priced Bookstore, I picked up the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack. I was looking for some Yo-Yo Ma music and wasn't sure where to look. I saw his name on the case and figured for $4, why not? It was such a wonderful investment. I'm a convert. My next classical music purchase will be Bach's Cello Suites as performed by Yo-Yo Ma. Take a listen.
Two pieces of truly beautiful music for your Y enjoyment. Any classics (classical or show tunes) hold a special place in your heart?